Trump remarks on Golan provoked great deal of outrage

The remarks made by the US president provoked a great deal of outrage over his call for recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan.


Trump calls for recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan

"The time has come for Washington to recognize Israel's full sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which Israel captured and annexed after the 1967 war, in a move that is not recognized by the international community," the New York Times quoted US President Donald Trump as saying.

In 1981, Israel announced the annexation of the Golan Heights to its territory.

In 1981, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 497, which called on Israel to cancel the annexation of the Golan Heights, saying that the Israeli decision was illegal.

Trump's recognition supports Netanyahu in the elections and raises an international crisis.

In a related context published in the Guardian newspaper, which dealt with the repercussions of statements by US President Donald Trump on recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan.

The recognition will undoubtedly support the fortunes of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the next general elections to win a new term in the premiership and will of course become an international diplomatic crisis because of Israel's occupation of these territories in the 1967 war.

And that successive American administrations dealt with the Golan as occupied Syrian territory from the Israeli side, which is consistent with the international resolutions issued by the United Nations and UN Security Council resolutions, noting that the Trump tweet in which he made this statement breaks the rules of this policy.

Trump's decision not only broke the US policies pursued by previous administrations but also broke the established international political norm in the post-World War II era and violated UN resolutions unanimously approved by members and "refusing to recognize the annexation of lands by military force."



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