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Iraq against legitimizing Golan occupation

Baghdad, The Iraqi Foreign Ministry in a statement expressed opposition against US President Donald Trump's claim as regard legitimizing occupation of a part of Golan Heights by the Israeli regime.

Iraqi Foreign Ministry is quite against US president claims who urged the international community to recognize the sovereignty of the Israeli occupiers on Golan Heights, the statement reads.

According to the statement, referring to the international regulations, Iraq rejects legitimizing sovereignty resulted by occupation.

The occupation by itself is a crime against human's security, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry noted.

Such policies taken by US will damage international solutions to put an end to Golan occupation and also Palestine.

In its statement, Iraq Foreign Ministry urged the international community to respect global regulations to stop occupying Arab territories.

Earlier, the spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry said that the impetuous personal decisions of the US President Donald Trump is pushing the sensitive region of the Middle East toward consecutive crises.

'As an occupying regime, Israel has no sovereignty over any of the Islamic and Arab lands, and the occupation should ome to an end quickly,' said Bahram Qasemi referring to Trump's remarks about recognition of Golan Heights as a part of Israel.

'According to the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, Golan Heights are a part of Syria that has been occupied; so there is no solution but to finish the occupation.'

He condemned occupying of lands in any form, and added, 'The interventionist decision of the US president never changes the fact that the Golan Heights belong to Syria, rather it clearly shows the failure of compromising policies while proving the correctness of the path of resistance against the expansionist and aggressive conduct of the US and the Zionist regime.'

Warning about the bullying policies of the US and the Zionist regime that can cause new clashes in the region, Qasemi said that Iran will closely monitor all the future developments and pursue appropriate policies accordingly and cooperation with the Syrian Government and other countries.

Trump tweeted on Thursday that after 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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