Arab countries hold off on UN action over US move on Golan

10 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

UNITED NATIONS: Arab countries met at the United Nations on Monday to discuss President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s annexation of the Golan but no decision was taken on tabling a UN resolution condemning the US move, diplomats said.

Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui said there was “no need” for the time being to press for further action that would have reaffirmed UN resolutions that call on Israel to withdraw from the Golan, reports AFP.

Trump was sharply criticised when he signed a proclamation last month in which the United States recognized Israel’s annexation of the strategic plateau that it seized from Syria in 1967 and annexed in 1981.