European Union rejects Trump’s call to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The EU spokesman said that the EU did not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan.

Announced Maya Kosiancic, a spokeswoman for the European diplomatic head, Federica Mogherini, that “the European Union’s position” about the affiliation of the Golan Heights “has not changed and that,” under international law, does not recognize Israel’s sovereignty on the territories occupied in 1967, including the Golan Heights, And does not consider it part of Israeli territory.”

Earlier today, US President Donald Trump said in a tweet that it was “time” for Washington to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights since 1967. Trump said the sovereignty of the Jewish state on the Golan Heights “is of vital strategic and security importance For the State of Israel and the stability of the region.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Trump for his position. While the United Nations confirmed its commitment to the illegality of the Israeli occupation of the Golan.

For his part, Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, said that the Golan is Syrian land occupied by Israel by international law and the organization will stand with Syria’s right in this region.

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