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Russia slams Trump announcement on Golan Heights as a direct violation of international law

Russia slams Trump announcement on Golan Heights as a direct violation of international law

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US allies in the Middle East have reaffirmed their position on the Golan Heights, with the Arab League emphasising that it fully supports Syria’s sovereignty over the territory annexed by Israel. Spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on US President Donald Trump’s statement about the Golan Heights, said that changing the status of the Golan Heights in order to bypass the UN Security Council constituted a direct violation of UN decisions. Zakharova said: “Russia, as you know, takes a principled position on the issue of the Syrian Arab Republic’s ownership of the Golan Heights. This is confirmed by UN Security Council Resolution 497 of 1981. Our assessment of the unlawful nature of Israel’s decision to extend its sovereignty to the Golan Heights remains unchanged. Changing the status of the Golan Heights bypassing the Security Council is in direct violation of UN decisions.” The Kremlin has said Friday that the recent statement by US President…
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