Israel's Occupation of Golan Breach of Intl. Law: Syrian Ambassador
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syria's Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Bashar al-Jaafari said the occupied Golan Heights will always remain an integral part of the Arab country, adding that the Israeli regime’s occupation of the heights is a violation of international laws.
The occupied Golan is part and parcel of Syria and regaining it, until the line of June 4th, 1967, with all means guaranteed by the international law, is a priority to us, Bashar al-Jaafari said on Tuesday addressing a UN Security Council session.
Washington proclamation on occupied Jerusalem (al-Quds) and the occupied Syrian Golan was a unilateral act and issued by a party that has no political, nor legal capacity to dispose of parts of the Syrian Arab Republic and occupied Palestine, he added.
“Syria calls on UNSC to force the Israeli occupation to stop its practices in the Syrian Golan and looting its resources including oil,” al-Jaafari stressed, SANA reported.
He said that the Israeli occupation’s measures in occupied Palestine and occupied Syrian Golan gravely violate the international law.
On March 25, US President Donald Trump signed a decree that suited the Israeli interest regarding Golan. The signing took place at the start of a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington.
Trump’s move came over a year after he recognized Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel and moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied Palestinian city.
The United Nations has time and again stressed Syria’s sovereignty over the heights.
Back in December 2018, the majority of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution urging the Israeli regime to withdraw from Golan.