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Syria to UN : Return Occupied Golan Heights

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Syria on Tuesday reaffirmed its right to completely regain control of the occupied Golan Heights.

“No matter how long it takes, [reclaiming the Golan Heights] is an inalienable right, that is not subject to compromise or pressure,” Syria’s UN ambassador Bassam Sabbagh told the UN General Assembly on the final day of the high-profile event in New York.

Israel seized the Golan Heights during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and later annexed it. The US, under then-president Donald Trump, RECOGNISED Israel’s sovereignty over the area in 2019.

Mr Sabbagh, who is departing from his UN role to assume the position of Syria’s Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, alleged that Israel is in breach of the UN Charter and international humanitarian law due to its occupation of Arab territories.

Mr Sabbagh also accused the US and Turkey of violating Syria’s sovereignty by insisting on the “continued illegal military presence on Syrian lands and supporting separatist militias and terrorists.

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