U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that he was saddened by the reaction from the UN chief, from Canada, from Turkey and the Gulf states on the Golan recognition, ONA reports citing the official website of U.S. Department State.
“I’m saddened by that but not surprised. I remember the move to Jerusalem of our embassy as well. In each case, we’re simply recognizing facts on the ground and the reality and doing the right thing. We hope those nations will join us to understand how important that is, how right it is, and we are continuing to have conversations with – you mentioned a handful of countries – with each of them about this issue, about our decision and why we believe this is fundamentally the right decision as well,” Pompeo told reporters in press conference on late Tuesday.
Answering to the question that the U.S. is setting a precedent for powerful countries that they can actually overtake land over international law, Secretary of State said that the U.S. does not aim this but "this is an incredibly unique situation."
“Israel was fighting a defensive battle to save its nation, and it cannot be the case that a UN resolution is a suicide pact. It simply can’t be, and that’s the reality that President Trump recognized in his executive order yesterday,” he said.