Pakistan, Turkey Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait on joined international community and condemned the US administration’s decision to recognise Syria’s Golan Heights as Israeli territory.
US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation Monday (March 25) in which the United States recognised Israel’s annexation of the strategic plateau, despite UN resolutions that call for Israel’s withdrawal from the Golan. Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed it in 1981 in a move the UN Security Council declared unlawful.
Pakistan’s ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement that “This decision represents a serious violation of UN Charter, international law and applicable UN Security Council resolutions, particularly 497 (1981)”. “Pakistan shares the international outrage and is deeply concerned over the potentially grave repercussions of this decision for the region and beyond,” the statement read.
On the other hand Turkey accused US President Donald Trump of resorting to “bully boy” tactics. “Unfortunately, Trump is behaving like a bully boy,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said n an interview. “He did the same on Jerusalem.” “How can you do this despite the United Nations?” Erdogan said. “What arTurkey e you doing? Being at the helm of a state like the US does not give you such a right.”
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17 November, 2019