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TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi, in a statement on Friday, categorically condemned the recent remarks by US President Donald Trump on the Golan Heights of Syria occupied by Israel, reiterating that Tel Aviv has no sovereignty over Arab lands.
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Publish Date: 23March 2019 - 03:10

Iran Strongly Condemns Trump’s Remarks on Syrian TerritoriesPersonal and rash decisions of Trump will lead the critical region of the Middle East into successive crises, Qassemi highlighted, in a statement today where he vehemently denounced the recent remarks by US President Donald Trump on the occupied Golan Heights.

Israel, as an occupying regime, does not have sovereignty over any Arab and Islamic lands, and its aggressions and occupations should be stopped immediately, Qassemi said, noting that according to the UN Security Council resolution, Golan is part of the Syrian soil.

“There is no other solution to this than to end the occupation," the Iranian diplomat stressed.

The interventionist decision of the US president on the issue of Golan does not change the nature of Syria’s sovereignty over the region, and furthermore, it clearly proves the failure of compromising policies while at the same time ratifying the right path of the Resistance Front against the aggressive and expansionist nature of the United States and the Zionist regime, the senior diplomat added.

Referring to Trump’s violations of numerous UNSC resolutions and international laws, Qassemi reminded that the US president's policies are "dangerous" for all the world and especially for the Middles East.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran will closely monitor all future developments and will adopt appropriate policies in cooperation and consultation with the Syrian government and other countries,” he highlighted.

US President Donald Trump said, on Thursday in a post on his Twitter page, that it was time to back what he described as the Israel’s "sovereignty" over the Golan Heights, a Syrian territory under Israeli occupation since 1967.

"After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!" he said in his tweet.

In 1967, Israel waged a full-scale war against Arab territories, during which it occupied a large swathe of Golan and annexed it four years later, a move never recognized by the international community.

In 1973, another war broke out and a year later, a UN-brokered ceasefire came into force, according to which Tel Aviv and Damascus agreed to separate their troops and create a buffer zone in the Golan Heights.

Syria said last month that it is ready to go to another war with Israel in order to free its occupied territories.

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