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GCC regrets Trump's remarks on Golan Heights

22 Mar 2019, 17:30 ( 28 days ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Photo taken on Dec. 9, 2018 shows the Al Diriyah Palace where the 39th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit is held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.File Photo Xinhua.

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) regretted on Friday the announcement made by U.S. President Donald Trump about Golan Heights.
   
The GCC General Secretary Abdullateef Al Zayani highlighted in a statement that Trump's announcement undermines the chances of achieving a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East.
   
The reality that the Golan Heights is Syrian land occupied by Israel military force in 1967 should not be changed, it said. 
   
U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday on Twitter that it is time for the United States to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, which it seized from Syria in 1967.