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Russia: Trump’s statement on Golan Heights may destabilise Middle East – Peskov00:49

Russia: Trump’s statement on Golan Heights may destabilise Middle East – Peskov

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 22, 2019 at 11:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Press secretary for the President of Russian Federation Dmitri Peskov stated that US President Donald Trump’s call to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights can “significantly destabilise the already-tense situation in the Middle East”, speaking in Moscow on Friday.

“In any case, such an idea does not contribute to the goals and objectives of the Middle East settlement, quite the opposite,” Peskov said. He added that so far “it is just a call [to do so]. Let's hope it will remain this way.”

Trump tweeted on Thursday that “It is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability."

The US president's statement was welcomed in Israel, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanking Trump "at a time when Iran is trying to use Syria as a platform to attack and destroy Israel", while Damascus condemned Trump's comment.

Russia: Trump’s statement on Golan Heights may destabilise Middle East – Peskov00:49
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Press secretary for the President of Russian Federation Dmitri Peskov stated that US President Donald Trump’s call to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights can “significantly destabilise the already-tense situation in the Middle East”, speaking in Moscow on Friday.

“In any case, such an idea does not contribute to the goals and objectives of the Middle East settlement, quite the opposite,” Peskov said. He added that so far “it is just a call [to do so]. Let's hope it will remain this way.”

Trump tweeted on Thursday that “It is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability."

The US president's statement was welcomed in Israel, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanking Trump "at a time when Iran is trying to use Syria as a platform to attack and destroy Israel", while Damascus condemned Trump's comment.

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