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Ashura 2019


EU Rejects ‘Israeli’ Claim to Syria’s Golan, Other Occupied Territories

EU Rejects ‘Israeli’ Claim to Syria’s Golan, Other Occupied Territories
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By Staff, Agencies

The European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini has once again expressed the 28-nation bloc’s disapproval of the ‘Israeli’ regime’s claim of ‘sovereignty’ to Syria’s Golan Heights and other 'Israeli'-occupied territories.

Speaking at the plenary session of the European Parliament in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday, Mogherini stressed that the EU’s position on the status of Golan “has not changed.”

“The EU has a very simple and clear position,” she said. “The EU does not recognize ‘Israeli’ sovereignty over any of the territories occupied by ‘Israel’ since June 1967, in line with international law and with UN Security Council Resolutions 242 and 497. And this also applies to the Golan Heights.”

Mogherini also noted that she had already issued a declaration on behalf of all the 28 member states and clarified their stance on the Golan Heights.

She further added that the five EU member states of the UN Security Council: the UK, France, Germany, Belgium and Poland, expressed the bloc’s common position on Golan in a joint stake-out.

The Zionist regime seized the Golan Heights from Syria in the closing stages of its 1967 Six-Day War with Arab countries, which also saw the enemy’s occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East al-Quds and the Gaza Strip.

Tel Aviv unilaterally annexed the Golan Heights in 1981 in a move that was not recognized internationally.

For its part, Syria has repeatedly reaffirmed its sovereignty over the Golan Heights, saying the territory must be completely restored to its control.

On March 25, US President Donald Trump signed a decree recognizing ‘Israeli’ so-called ‘sovereignty’ over the occupied Golan at the start of a meeting with Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington.

Trump’s controversial policy shift came over a year after he recognized al-Quds as the so-called ‘capital’ of ‘Israel’ and transferred Washington’s embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied Palestinian city.