President Trump's Tweet On Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over The Golan Heights Sparks Condemnation

Daily Mail: 'The edge of a new crisis': Syria vows to use 'every possible means' to 'liberate' the Golan Heights as Trump sparks fury in the Middle East by pledging to recognise Israel's sovereignty over highlands

* President Trump made the abrupt proclamation over Golan on Twitter yesterday
* It was immediately welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
* But Syria's foreign ministry said statement was an 'irresponsible' threat to peace
* Israel captured the area from Syria in 1967 and unilaterally annexed it in 1981
* The U.N. does not recognize the sovereignty of 'occupying power' Israel

Syria and its allies have condemned Donald Trump's declaration that America should recognise Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

The Foreign Ministry in Damascus vowed it would use 'every possible means' to 'liberate' the region and described the US President's statement as a threat to international peace and stability.

It said his comments on Twitter confirm 'the blind bias of the United States to the Zionist entity,' referring to Israel, and added that the statement won't change 'the fact that the Golan was and will remain Arab and Syrian.'

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More News And Responses To President Trump's Tweet On Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over The Golan Heights

Trump's Golan Heights announcement met with a shrug in the Arab world -- CNN
Trump provokes global anger by recognising Israel's claim to Golan Heights -- The Guardian
Golan Heights: Syria condemns Donald Trump's remarks -- BBC
Syria condemns Trump's stance on Golan Heights sovereignty -- Al Jazeera
Russia, Iran and Syria slam Trump's Golan Heights comments -- DW
France says Israeli sovereignty over Golan breaks international law -- France 24
Druze on Golan Heights reject Trump backing for Israeli sovereignty -- Reuters
Golan Heights: Why it matters to US, Israel and Syria -- DW

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