Russia slams Pompeo’s visit to Golan Heights as disregard of international law

MOSCOW, The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, condemned today the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent visit to the Golan Heights as further evidence of Washington’s lack of respect for the international law.
“We see this as another manifestation of the United States’ blatantly disdainful attitude to the globally recognized international legal principles of the Mideastern settlement,” she said at a briefing.
Zakharova added, “The US administration’s attempts to give legitimacy to the illegal Israeli settlements contradicts the United Nations Charter and the [UN] Security Council’s resolutions.”
“Russia sees the Golan Heights as territory occupied by Israel, and considers the Israeli settlements there to be constructed illegally,” she reaffirmed.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)

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