BEIRUT, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Hezbollah leader Sayed Hassan Nasrallah said Saturday that Lebanon has the power to counter Israel if it attempts to access the country's oil and gas resources, Al Manar local TV Channel reported.
"Lebanon has the right to its oil and gas resources and it has the capability to fight for its rights. We should be optimistic about our capability of accomplishing a victory in this regard," Nasrallah said on the occasion of the Resistance and Liberation Day which, this year, marks the 19th anniversary since Israel withdrew from South Lebanon.
Nasrallah's comments come amid dispute between Lebanon and Israel over the demarcation of borders between the two countries.
Lebanon has an unresolved maritime border with Israel that involves a triangular sea area of about 860 square km extending along the edge of three of its 10 offshore energy blocks.
Lebanese officials previously announced that Lebanon is ready to draw its maritime borders under the supervision of the United Nations.