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RT2019/3/31
Saudi Arabia ‘absolutely rejects’ any steps impacting Syrian sovereignty over Golan heights
Saudi King Salman said he “absolutely rejects” any steps that would undermine Syrian sovereignty over the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, after US President Donald Trump recognized the area as Israeli territory.

Speaking at an Arab League event in Tunisia on Sunday, Salman also reiterated his support for a ‘two-state solution’ for Israel and Palestine, with East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state.

His remarks came as a strong rebuff to US President Donald Trump, who signed a declaration last week officially recognizing the Golan Heights as part of Israel. The strategic area was captured from Syria during the Six-Day War in 1967, and has since remained under Israeli control.

In 1981, the UN Security Council unanimously voted to declare the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights illegal and demanded that Tel Aviv “rescind” it.

Trump's move, not surprisingly, was praised by the Israeli government and drew fierce criticism from Syria, which blasted the annexation of its territory as “null and void.”

The issue also caused a rift with some of the US’ NATO allies. French leader Emmanuel Macron said that the recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights “violates international law and creates tension in the region.”

On Sunday, the EU’s foreign affairs chief, Federica Mogherini, stressed that ignoring the UN’s position on the Golan Heights is “not a solution.”

The Saudi king’s affirmation of East Jerusalem as Palestinian is another clear rebuke of Washington’s policy, since Trump recognized the whole of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and moved the US embassy there from Tel Aviv. That also did not go down well with Washington’s allies as some cautioned saying it put the whole perspective of the peace process in jeopardy.

Washington and Riyadh struck several major arms deals recently. However, their relations became strained over Saudi dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was allegedly murdered on the orders of the Saudi royal family.

President Trump condemned the murder and sanctioned several Saudi officials in connection with the case. The White House is now being pressured at home to take more action against the kingdom as Trump did not back down from the multi-billion dollar arms contracts with Riyadh.

The Golan Heights, meanwhile, remains a stage of tensions between Israel and Syria. Tel Aviv has accused ‘Iranian proxies’ operating in Syria of launching missiles over the Golans into its territory. In response, the IDF carried out cross-border raids into Syria. These incursions were condemned by Damascus as a “violation of its sovereignty.”

SPUTNIK2019/3/31
Qatari Emir Suddenly Leaves 30th Arab League Summit in Tunisia - Reports
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has abruptly left the opening session of the 30th Arab League summit in Tunisia without delivering his welcoming remarks, Qatar News Agency reported.

Earlier in the day, the Qatar News Agency reported that the emir was attending the opening session together with the Qatari delegation and a number of heads of international and regional organizations.

Al Thani, however, unexpectedly left the summit after the opening session and headed for the airport, the news agency reported without specifying the reasons for such a move.

The emir has also sent a message to Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, thanking the leader for the country's hospitality, the news agency added.

A number of countries, including such Arab nations as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, severed diplomatic ties with Doha in 2017, after accusing Qatar of supporting terrorism.

Qatari officials regretted the neighbours' move, insisting that their decision was based on false allegations.

FARSNEWS2019/4/1
Iran Hails Arab League's Support for Syria's Sovereignty
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi welcomed the support of the Arab League leaders summit in Tunisia for Syria's territorial integrity and sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

"Arab League’s move to support Syria’s territorial integrity on the occupied Golan Heights was a positive and promising step in the face of efforts by the United States to legitimize Israel's occupation of the area," Qassemi said in a statement.

"We believe that the Muslim world should continue to prioritize the issue of the occupation of the Arab-Muslim lands by the illegitimate Israeli regime,” the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman added.

Qassemi's remarks came amid an international uproar about US President Donald Trump’s provocative decision to recognize "Israeli sovereignty" over Syria’s Golan Heights. In 1967, Israel waged a full-scale war against Arab territories, during which it occupied some two-thirds of Syria's Golan Heights and annexed the region four years later, a move never recognized by the international community.

In 1967, Israel waged a full-scale war against Arab territories, during which it occupied some two-thirds of Syria’s Golan Heights and annexed the region four years later, a move never recognized by the international community.

FARSNEWS2019/4/1
Iran Strongly Criticizes Arab League's Statement on Trio Persian Gulf Islands
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly criticized the Arab League for its recent statement on the Islamic Republic's sovereignty over the trio islands in the Persian Gulf.

"Iran has the right of sovereignty over the trio islands of Bu Musa, the Greater Tunb and the Lesser Tunb," Qassemi said.

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman also criticized parts of the final statement of the Arab League summit which claimed Iran was interfering in the internal affairs of the Arab nations.

"We strongly reject and condemn wrong and baseless claims on our country’s interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries as well as claims on Iran’s three islands,” Qassemi said.

He reiterated that Iran's permanent policy was to refrain from meddling in the internal affairs of its neighbors.

Iran has repeatedly rejected claims by the United Arab Emirates about the three Iranian islands, saying that they are “inseparable” part of Iran.

International documents clearly show that the three islands of the Greater Tunb, the Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa which were historically owned by Iran, temporarily fell to British control in 1903. The islands were returned to Iran based on an agreement in 1971 before the UAE was born.

Iran has repeatedly declared that its ownership of the three islands is unquestionable.

Under international law, no state can defy any agreement, which came into being before its establishment.

Yet, the UAE continues to make territorial claims against the Islamic Republic despite historical evidence and international regulations.
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