Sunday, 18 August 2019

Trump signs US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a border area seized from Syria in 1967.

“This was a long time in the making,” Trump said alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House. US recognition for Israeli control over the territory breaks with decades of international consensus.

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