Tusk: The EU maintains its position on the Golan despite Trump’s statements

FILE PHOTO: European Council President Donald Tusk gives a joint news conference with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (not pictured) in Brussels, Belgium June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal/File Photo

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The European Union is sticking to its position on the Golan Heights despite President Donald Trump’s comments on recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the territory it captured in the 1967 Middle East war, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday.

“The position of the European Union is well known and has not changed,” Tusk told a news conference, commenting on Trump’s comments. The European Union does not recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan.

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