The United Nations Security Council held an urgent meeting late Wednesday night to condemn the United States for recognizing Israel’s sovereignty in the Golan.
Syria’s mission to the UN requested the meeting and called President Donald Trump’s Golan decision a “flagrant violation of the relevant Security Council’s resolutions.”
One-by-one, fourteen member states rebuked the United State’s proclamation.
“If anybody feels any temptation to follow this poor example, we would urge them to refrain from this aggressive revision of international law,” Russia’s deputy ambassador Vladimir Safronkov said.
Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon called Syria and the UN Security Council hypocritical.
“It’s been a month since the #UN discussed Assad’s war crimes against the #Syrian people. Yet, it took less than 24 hours for the #UNSC to call a meeting on #US recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
Syria’s war can end, Israeli sovereignty will remain forever!” Danon tweeted.
He also reiterated that giving up the Golan would endanger Israeli lives
“No nation in the world would give up strategic land to its most dangerous enemy. Without the Golan Heights, #Israel will find Iranian soldiers on the tip of the Sea of Galilee. We will never let that happen! #UNSC.”