Trump: Time to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory

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The Golan Heights has a political and strategic importance which belies its measurement

President Donald Trump says it’s time the United States recognises Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, which it captured from Syria in 1967.

In a tweet, Mr Trump declared that the plateau was of “critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and regional steadiness”.

Israel carried out its management and legislation to the Golan in 1981, however different governments didn’t recognise the act.

Syria has persistently sought to regain sovereignty over the area.

Israeli Top Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has warned in regards to the army “entrenchment” of his nation’s arch-enemy Iran within the Syria struggle, tweeted his because of Mr Trump on Thursday.

“At a time when Iran seeks to make use of Syria as a platform to smash Israel, President Trump boldly acknowledges Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights,” he wrote.

There was once no rapid reaction from the Syrian executive.

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