AMMAN (Reuters) – Syria condemned U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s go to to the “occupied” Golan Heights on Thursday within the “strongest language” and mentioned it was a provocative act earlier than U.S. President Donald Trump leaves his put up, state media mentioned.
Pompeo grew to become the primary U.S. secretary of state to go to an Israeli West Financial institution settlement and the Golan Heights. Palestinians and Arab states mentioned the transfer would assist cement Israeli management over occupied territory.
Syria referred to as on the worldwide neighborhood and the U.N to sentence the “provocative” go to, which it mentioned violated worldwide resolutions, a authorities supply was quoted on state media as saying.
“The go to is a provocative transfer earlier than the top of Trump’s administration and a flagrant violation of our sovereignty,” the assertion mentioned.
Trump delighted Israel in 2019 by recognising Israel’s declare to sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
The Heights have been a part of Syria till 1967, when Israel captured many of the space within the Six Day Warfare, occupying it and annexing it in 1981. That unilateral annexation was not acknowledged internationally, and Syria calls for the return of the territory.
Syria tried to regain the Heights within the 1973 Center East struggle, however was thwarted. Israel and Syria signed an armistice in 1974 and the Golan had been comparatively quiet since.
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