Brussels, MINA – The European Union has issued a declaration reaffirming that the bloc does not recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.
According to UNA on Thursday (28/3), the declaration of the 28 EU member states comes in response to Monday’s proclamation of US President Donald Trump, in which he recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
“The position of the European Union as regards the status of the Golan Heights has not changed,” EU members said in a statement.
In accordance with international law and UN Security Council resolutions 242 and 497, the EU has rejected US recognition of Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights from Syria in 1981.
“Annexation of territory by force is prohibited under international law. Any declaration of a unilateral border change goes against the foundation of the rules-based international order and the UN Charter,” said EU members of the Security Council in a statement against the move.
“We raise our strong concerns about the broader consequences of recognizing illegal annexation and also about the broader regional consequences,” the statement added.(R/R04/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)