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Golan is Syrian territory: Iraq

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on Sunday rejected US "unilateral" proclamation to recognise Israel's sovereignty on Golan Heights, saying Golan is Syrian territory.

"US Trump's proclamation on Golan is unilateral and it violates the international legitimacy... doesn't recognize it," Sana quoted Iraqi as saying.

"Golan is a Syrian territory and the international resolutions recognize Syria's sovereignty on Golan," he added.

The US got global condemnation after US signed an official decree in on March 26, in the presence of Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, to recognise Israel's sovereignty on the

The proclamation escalated the tensions between and Scores of Syrians hit the streets to protest against US decision.

had formally annexed the territory in 1981 after capturing the region from during the six-day war in 1967. The Israeli annexation has long been decried by the community which regards as an occupied territory and Israeli settlements in the region are illegal as per international law.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 13:32 IST