GCC says Golan is 'Syrian land occupied by Israel'

According to GCC's secretary-general, Trump's statements "undermine the chances of achieving a just and comprehensive peace."
Saturday 23/03/2019
General Secretary of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani attends a press conference in Kuwait City. (AFP)
General Secretary of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani attends a press conference in Kuwait City. (AFP)

DUBAI - The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) regional group of six Arab monarchies expressed regret on Friday at US President Donald Trump's call to recognise Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory captured from Syria in a 1967 war.

Trump's statement "will not change the reality that (...) the Arab Golan Heights is Syrian land occupied by Israel by military force in 1967," said Abdullatif al-Zayani, the GCC secretary-general. 

"The statements by the American president undermine the chances of achieving a just and comprehensive peace."

(Reuters)