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Trump backs Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

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US on Thursday said that it is time for the US to recognise Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, which it seized from in 1967.

"After 52 years it is time for the US to fully recognise Israel's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of and Regional Stability!" Trump wrote on

seized the land in a war in 1967 and annexed it in the 1980s, but the international community has never recognized the move, reports

In response to the statement that would mark a major change of US policy on this issue, Israel's to the US Ron Dermer thanked Trump in a tweet.



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First Published: Fri, March 22 2019. 00:32 IST