Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov indicated that his country is opposed to Israel’s efforts to change the geographical structure of the Golan Heights.
which Moscow, along with the large majority of the international community, considers occupied Syrian territory.
His remarks pursued Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s approach the worldwide network Monday to perceived Israeli sway over the Heights, saying Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledges how imperative the key level is for Israel.
“The status of the Golan Heights is dictated by the goals of the UN Security Council,” Lavrov told columnists in Moscow.
“Changing this status bypassing the Security Council, from my viewpoint, would be an immediate infringement of these goals.”
Israel caught the Heights from Syria amid the 1967 Six Day War and formally attached the region in 1981.
UN Security Council Resolution 497 of that year proclaimed that Israel’s extension of the “possessed Syrian Golan Heights is invalid and void and without worldwide legitimate impact.”
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