Occupied Golan: Trump threatens international peace (Chinese media)

Stressing loudly and clearly that the United States is the only country to recognize the Golan Heights as Israeli, a Chinese media warns that the US President’s controversial statements about the Golan Heights have been challenged by many countries, including European Union Member States, who consider them a threat to international peace.

Syria and its allies criticize Donald Trump’s statements that the United States will recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Syrian Golan Heights, wrote the Chinese newspaper South China in its Friday, March 22 issue.

From Syria to Turkey, and many other countries around the world, President Donald Trump’s abrupt statement on Washington’s recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights was strongly condemned yesterday, Friday, March 22, the newspaper reported.

The Syrian government has described the Trump declaration as “irresponsible” and “a threat to international peace and stability”, while the Iranian Foreign Ministry has said that the US President’s decision will plunge the region into a new crisis.

The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Donald Trump’s comments confirmed the United States’ “blindness towards everything that affects the Zionist entity”, adding that this would not change the fact that “the Golan has been and will remain Arab and Syrian”.

The Ministry also stated that Damascus is now more determined to liberate the Golan, “using all possible means”.

Referring to the statement issued by the European Union, the Chinese newspaper believes that Brussels will never recognise this US position and will not make any changes in this respect.

The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs reacted by stressing that the US President’s statement was contrary to international law and UN Security Council resolutions. For Baghdad, the recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Syrian Golan Heights would legitimize the Israeli occupation of this territory, which belongs only to Syria.

In addition, the Malaysian Prime Minister described Israel as a bandit regime and stated that his country would maintain friendly relations with all countries in the world except Israel.

The Trump administration is considering recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the strategic Golan Heights that Israel occupied following the Six Day War in 1967.


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