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March 21st, 2019

NDP Statement on Trump's Comment on Golan

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, Guy Caron, issued the following statement:

"President Trump’s decision to recognize the sovereignty of Israel over the Golan Heights runs contrary to international law and UN Security Council resolutions, and will further complicate a very tense situation on the border.

The Golan Heights are internationally recognized as Syrian territory occupied by Israel, a situation affirmed by Resolutions 242 and 497 of the United Nations Security Council.

President Trump’s decision will certainly undermine attempts for a peace process. This is why Canada must stand firm, and reclaim its role of honest broker in the Middle East to ensure the respect of sovereignty and of international law.

New Democrats urge the Canadian government to condemn this decision and formally démarche the American government."