In a report aired on its broadcaster on Wednesday (March 27th), the Australian television channel SBS has estimated that the US president’s decision to “legitimize” the occupation of the Golan Heights by Israel unites the Arab world around the world, a position against this decision.
The report says that Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights united “the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf, allies of Washington” and “their regional enemy, Iran” around an axis of sentence “.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, and Kuwait criticized Donald Trump’s signing on Monday of a decree to formalize the recognition of Israel’s annexation of the Golan; annexation dating back to 1981. They recalled that this territory remained a “occupied Arab land”, adds the source. “Riyadh and Abu Dhabi have also announced that Trump’s decision would stand in the way of peace,” said the Australian SBS, later referring to the reaction of Iranian President Hassan Rohani.
“No one could imagine that a man in the United States would unilaterally grant a usurper regime land belonging to a given nation, thereby committing a violation of international law,” President Rohani said shortly after the announcement. of Trump.
Israel occupied the Golan Heights in Syria in 1967 and annexed the region in 1981, a move that the United Nations Security Council declared illegal.
Australian television reports statements by an official at the Saudi news agency, SPA, that “Trump’s decision will have significant negative effects on the Middle East peace process and on security and stability. of the region “.
The report also recalls Trump’s special adviser, Jared Kushner, moving to the Persian Gulf countries last month to seek support for the economic side of a so-called US peace proposal for the Middle East. known as the “Deal of the Century”.
Even Qatar, victim of a diplomatic crisis launched by four Arab countries in the region, joined them in rejecting Donald Trump’s decision, calling on Israel to end the occupation of the Golan Heights and to comply to international resolutions, adds SBS.
Lebanon also announced that Trump’s decision was contrary to international law. Finally, the Australian channel SBS quotes a sentence of the Lebanese president, Michel Aoun who from Moscow tweeted: “The world attends a dark day”.