Russia, Syria, Lebanon blast Trump’s Golan Heights recognition

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(Worthy News) - Russia, Syria, and Lebanon on Monday criticized the United States for recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory.

“In a blatant attack on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, the president of the US has recognized the annexation of the Syrian Golan,” a foreign ministry source in Damascus said, according to state news agency, SANA.

Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War and extended Israeli law to the territory in 1981, a step tantamount to annexation. But the United States and the international community have long considered it Syrian territory under Israeli occupation. The plateau lies along a strategic area on the border between Israel and Syria.

Russia also condemned Trump’s recognition on Monday, warning of a “new wave” of tensions in the Middle East in the wake of shift in US policy. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More...) ]

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