March 25, 2019 / 7:04 PM / 7 months ago

Syria says U.S. decision on Golan will lead to its isolation

FILE PHOTO: Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem speaks during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Syrian foreign minister said the United States’ recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights will lead to its isolation, state television reported on Monday .

Minister Walid al-Moualem added: “No matter how many years have passed, this will not change the fact that the Golan is an occupied Syrian territory.”

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a decree on Monday at the start of a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recognising Israeli sovereignty over territory that Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war.

(This story fixes typo in second paragraph)

Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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