Russia: US Golan Heights decision 'colossal strike'

Russia: US Golan Heights decision 'colossal strike'

The U.S. decision to recognize Israel's territorial claim to the occupied Syrian Golan Heights is "a colossal strike" at the international legal basis, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday, Anadolu agency reports.

International documents were adopted as an alternative to the military scenario on the Golan Heights, but after the U.S. move this idea can be revived, she said at a news conference in Moscow.

"Washington's demarche in recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the Golan is so dangerous because it is a colossal strike at the international legal framework to address this issue," she said.

Documents, approved by the UN Security Council regarding the Golan Heights, have an international legal force and are mandatory to all UN members, she said.

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