Iran's Velayati slams Trump's stance on Golan Heights sovereignty
Sunday, 24 March 2019
Senior Iranian official condemned the US President Donald Trump’s call to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory captured from Syria in a 1967 war.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Senior Iranian official condemned the US President Donald Trump’s call to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory captured from Syria in a 1967 war.
Recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights by the US president will increase instability and crisis in the reigon, Secretary General of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening Ali Akbar Velayati said in a statement released on Sunday.
He said that this move by the US president will reaffirm the resistacne front's commitment to fight the Zionist regime and its supporters.
Golan Hights are the inseparable parts of Syria and the US presidents' move is aginst internatianl law, Velayati noted.
He urged all Muslims and freedom seeking people to condemn the US bullying and support the Syran soverigny and territorial integrity.
Earlier, Damascus said the Golan would remain “Syrian, Arab” and Trump had shown contempt for international law.
The Arab League also said Trump had paved “the way for official American recognition” of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan and called this “completely beyond international law”.
Egypt said it still considers the Golan as occupied Syrian territory.
Russia said Trump’s comments risked seriously destabilizing the region, and it voiced hope the statement was just declaratory.
The European Union said its position on the status of the Golan Heights was unchanged. “The European Union, in line with international law, does not recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967.”