Anton Morozov: ”Trump's words about the Golan Heights may aggravate the conflict in the Middle East“

Statement by US President Donald Trump on the sovereignty of Israel over the Golan Heights might aggravate the conflict in the Middle East, which will subsequently lead to the complete destruction of the state, believes the member of the Committee on International Affairs Anton Morozov
Member of the Committee on International Affairs Anton Morozov
Member of the Committee on International Affairs Anton Morozov

”This is a very provocative statement that can stir up again the conflict in the Middle East, especially it can harm Israel because Israel has territorial problems with both Syria and Palestine,“ he explained.

According to the parliamentarian, in order to normalize the situation in the region, it is necessary to “avoid sharp corners and not disturb the problematic issues that Israel has with its neighboring states, then there will be peace and order.”

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also recalled a recent decision of Donald Trump to transfer the US Embassy to Jerusalem, which ”caused great discontent in the Arab world.“

“If such policy is continued, there is a risk that the entire Arab world, not only Iran but also other states will be set against Israel, which could ultimately lead to its complete destruction,” Morozov added.

Earlier, US President Donald Trump said that it was time for the United States to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights. The American leader wrote this on his Twitter. Later, the media reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu personally thanked Trump for this decision.