The US decision to identify the Golan Heights as Israel’s territory was captured bypassing the UN Security Council and ignoring the UN conversation about the issue, said Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of Russia’s Lower House.
“All members of the global community must voice their stance on the topic,” he explained through the meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun.
This type of development could result in a scenario where”everybody is fighting with each other,” he worried. “The principle of force would dominate. This can be a highway to warfare ”
On Monday, US President Donald Trump signed a declaration recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, captured by Israel from Syria through the Six-Day War of both 1967 and officially annexed by the Jewish nation 1981.
In response to this US decision the UN advised that the UN Security Council in a December 1981 settlement named Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights “null and void and without international legal effect” and this position hasn’t changed. Russia, Turkey, and the Arab League also have condemned the move.
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