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UN REJECTS US MOVE TO RECOGNIZE GOLAN ANNEXATION BY ISRAEL

United States special envoy for Syria Mr . Geir o. Pedersen has insisted on Syria’s sovereignty over the Golan heights, he rejected  US congressional motion to recognize Israel’s possessing the occupied territory.

Mr. Pedersen stated this in a security council briefing on Syria held in New York. He said the security council is very clear that the Golan is Syrian territory, and the first part of  the [resolution] 2254 is of course the territorial integrity of Syria.

This statement is in response to a question regarding a bill introduced by republican members of the US congress which seeks to recognize Syria’s Golan heights as Israeli territory.

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Senators Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton as well as representative Mike Gallagher, cites concerns about what the lawmakers call ” a threat posed by iran”.

 Israeli officials have long pressed for US recognition of the tel aviv regime’s sovereignty claims over the territory, which was seized from syria in 1967.

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