Syria Rejects Netanyahu Declaration on Golan

YERUSHALAYIM -

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s declaration that “Israel will never leave the Golan Heights” elicited a Syrian reaction that it will never give up getting it back, by any means necessary.

Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal al-Miqdad said Sunday that Syria is prepared to use every possible means to recapture the area, including military means.

“The Syrian Golan is an occupied Arab land according to the U.N. Security Council’s resolutions, and the presence of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Forces proves this,” Miqad said in an interview with the Lebanon-based channel al-Mayadeen.

Regarding Syria’s relationship with Russia, he asserted that “the daily communication between the Syrian leadership and the Russian leadership continues. We believe that the Russian policy relies on the international law and on U.N. Security Council resolutions.

“Neither Russian President Vladimir Putin nor any other president in the world would have accepted the indecent Israeli logic regarding the Golan,” Miqdad added.