WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said
Tuesday he is “saddened, but not surprised” by the world’s refusal to
follow Washington’s lead in recognizing the occupied Golan Heights as Israeli
“We are simply recognizing facts on the ground,”
Pompeo said one day after U.S. Presidential Donald Trump signed a proclamation
recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
Trump’s decision was roundly rejected by UN
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Turkey, Canada, Russia, most Arab nations,
as well as the European Union.
“We hope those nations will join us to understand how
important that is, how right it is,” Pompeo said of the unilateral U.S.
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Source: The Frontier Post