EU holds position on Golan Heights despite Trump: Tusk

Reuters , Ahram Online , Friday 22 Mar 2019

Golan Heights
File Photo: A United Nations observation tower overlooking Syria is seen near the Kuneitra border crossing between Israel and Syria, on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights May 8, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday the EU was holding its line on the Golan Heights despite U.S. President Donald Trump's move to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the territory seized in war.

"The EU's position is well know and has not changed," Tusk told a news conference when asked to comment on Trump's comments.

The European Union does not recognise Israeli sovereignty over the area.

The Golan Heights was occupied by Israel in the 1967 War and annexed by Tel Aviv in 1981, in a move not recognized internationally.

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