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Tunisia: Ignoring UN resolutions on Golan Heights 'not a solution' - Mogherini01:23

Tunisia: Ignoring UN resolutions on Golan Heights 'not a solution' - Mogherini

Tunisia, Tunis
March 31, 2019 at 19:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

EU Foreign Affairs Chief Federica Mogherini stated that the EU will "continue to not recognise Israeli sovereignty over the territories occupied in 1967”, while speaking at the Arab League Summit in Tunis in Sunday.

In an apparent reference to the US recognition of the occupied Golan Heights as Israeli territory, Mogherini said that "ignoring UN Security Council Resolutions on the Golan Heights is not a solution."

She stressed the need to get back to "negotiations towards a two-state solution [between Israel and the State of Palestine], which is the only viable realistic solution," and added that "any future plan will have to recognise the internationally agreed parameters including on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, and the status of Jerusalem as the future capital of the two states."

On March 25, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order, stating that the US formally recognises Israel's illegal occupation of the Syrian Golan Heights, a territory the Israeli state captured from Syria in 1967.

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EU Foreign Affairs Chief Federica Mogherini stated that the EU will "continue to not recognise Israeli sovereignty over the territories occupied in 1967”, while speaking at the Arab League Summit in Tunis in Sunday.

In an apparent reference to the US recognition of the occupied Golan Heights as Israeli territory, Mogherini said that "ignoring UN Security Council Resolutions on the Golan Heights is not a solution."

She stressed the need to get back to "negotiations towards a two-state solution [between Israel and the State of Palestine], which is the only viable realistic solution," and added that "any future plan will have to recognise the internationally agreed parameters including on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, and the status of Jerusalem as the future capital of the two states."

On March 25, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order, stating that the US formally recognises Israel's illegal occupation of the Syrian Golan Heights, a territory the Israeli state captured from Syria in 1967.

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