Syria requests UN Security Council meeting on Golan Heights

Syria requests UN Security Council meeting on Golan Heights
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Damascus requested Tuesday that the UN Security Council hold an urgent meeting on the issue of the Golan Heights, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

US President Donald Trump signed Monday a proclamation formally recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights after his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House.

The document has already been condemned by Iran, Russia, Syria, Turkey and other countries. Major US allies such as France, Germany and the United Kingdom have also refused to back the country's U-turn in its policy toward the Golan, as it goes against a UN Security Council resolution.

Syrian Information Minister Imad Sara told Sputnik earlier on Tuesday that Trump's proclamation demonstrated the ineffectiveness of international law.

"In the long-term prospect, Trump's action confirms that international legitimacy no longer exists. International law was killed with Trump's pen as well, when he signed off on violence against the Golan,” Sara said.

The minister stressed that Damascus would not give up its right to regain control of all territories belonging to Syria, and the Golan Heights was no exception.

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