Trump: Time for US to recognise Israeli sovereignty over Golan

Trump: Time for US to recognise Israeli sovereignty over Golan

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, an announcement that signals a shift in US policy and comes ahead of the Israeli prime minister’s planned visit next week to the White House, Al Jazeera reports.

"After 52 years 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!" Trump tweeted, without providing any other details. 

His tweet came as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Jerusalem. When asked about Trump's tweet, Pompeo declined to comment. 

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