World countries blast US on Golan, Syria vows to liberate Israeli occupied territory | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

World countries blast US on Golan, Syria vows to liberate Israeli occupied territory

The Arab League, Russia, Iran, Turkey and Iraq have strongly warned the US after President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he will recognize Syria's Golan Heights as Israeli territory.

The strategic highlands have been under the Israeli occupation since 1967, but Trump's abrupt declaration on Friday, a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Israel, brings the dispute to a boiling point.

Iraq became the latest country to condemn Trump's statement, with the Iraqi foreign ministry saying on Twitter on Saturday that the US plan "contravenes international law."

Syria, which declared last month that it was ready to go to another war with Israel for the Golan, condemned Trump's pledge in a statement issued by its Foreign Ministry on Friday.

"The American position towards Syria's occupied Golan Heights clearly reflects the United States' contempt for international legitimacy and its flagrant violation of international law," it said.

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