FM: US administration has no right to decide fate of the occupied Syrian Golan
22 March، 2019
Syria has stressed that the US administration does not have any right or mandate to decide the fate of the occupied Syrian Golan, and that any recognition by it or any action involving aggression against Syria’s right to regain it to its sovereignty is illegal act and has no effect.
That came in the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry’s two letters sent to UN Secretary General and President of Security Council on the dangerous and irresponsible statements made by US president Donald Trump and earlier by members of the US Congress and on positions of US administration’s officials regarding the status of the occupied Syrian Golan.
The ministry said that these statements threaten the peace, security and stability in the Middle East and the world as a whole.
Syria vehemently condemns Trump’s statements on the legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan that the United Nations, the ministry said, through various relevant General Assembly resolutions and UN Security Council Resolution 497 of 1981,has approved that it is an occupied territory and that any measures taken by the Israeli occupation authorities on it is null and void and has no legal effect.
The Ministry affirmed that the occupied Syrian Golan is an integral part of the Syrian Arab Republic and the restoration of it remains a priority and an everlasting right which can’t be negotiable or abolished through prescription.
In the two letters, Syria demanded the Security Council to adopt practical measures and exercise its direct role in implementing the resolutions which stipulate for obliging the Israeli occupation entity to withdraw from all occupied Syrian Golan to the line of 4 June 1967, in particular resolutions 242, 338 and 497.
The Ministry said that Syria calls upon the UN Secretary-General to announce an unequivocal official position in which he reaffirms the firm stance of the international organization regarding the Israeli occupation of the Syrian Arab Golan.
Syria strongly condemns US President’s statements on the occupied Syrian Golan
22 March، 2019
Syria condemned in the strongest terms irresponsible statements made by the US president on the occupied Syrian Golan, which confirms the United States blind bias to the Zionist occupation entity, stressing that these statements will never change the fact that the Golan was and will always be a Syrian Arab territory.
An official source at Foreign and Expatriates Ministry told SANA in a statement on Friday that the US stance towards the occupied Syrian Golan clearly reflects its contempt for international legitimacy and its flagrant violation of international resolutions, especially UNSC Resolution No. 497 of 1981, which categorically rejects the decision of the Israeli occupation government and its arbitrary measures regarding the Golan and considers it null ,void and has no legal effect.
The source continued to say that it is obvious to the whole world that the USA with its reckless policy governed by a mentality of domination and arrogance has become a main factor for tension at the international arena that is threatening the international peace and stability, which requires a serious stance by the world to put an end to the US arrogance and to reconsider the international legitimacy as well as to preserve peace, security and stability in the world.
The source added that the US president’s statements and his administration on the occupied Syrian Golan will never change the fact that the Golan was and will always be a Syrian Arab territory and that the Syrian people are more determined to liberate it by all possible means no matter what.
Shaza/ R. Milhem
Kremlin: Trump’s statements on the occupied Syrian Golan may destabilize situation in region
22 March، 2019
The Russian presidency said that US President Donald Trump’s statements on the occupied Syrian Golan may destabilize situation in the Middle East.
Kremlin spokesperson, Dmitry Piskov said in a press statement quoted by Tass on Friday “Such calls may considerably destabilize the already strained situation in the Middle East,” he said. “In any case the idea as such by no means works for the tasks and goals of the Middle East settlement. It’s the other way round.”