Lebanon’s Iran-backed Shia group Hezbollah says it is willing to take action, including “force” if Israel continues oil and gas activities in waters covered by Lebanon’s recently-expanded offshore claims.

Such claims now include part of the Karish field, where Greek firm Energean hopes to begin production by September, and also threaten to derail Israel’s hopes of attracting new exploration in upcoming bidding. (CONTINUED - 1265 WORDS)