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Iran to ‘resist’ Trump decision on Israel’s hold over Golan

Iran’s President said on Friday that his country will resist the Trump administration’s acceptance of Israel’s control over the Golan Heights.

Hassan Rouhani said Iranians too “should resist and that way gain victory” over the U.S. and Israel.

Israel seized the Golan in the 1967 Mideast war after Syria had for years used the strategic plateau to shell northern Israel. Syria and many Arab states have denounced U.S. President Donald Trump’s move.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Thursday the U.S. decision is a reminder to Arab and Muslim countries that U.S. and Israel “will steal your lands.”

Iran doesn’t recognise Israel and supports Syria and anti-Israeli militant groups like Hamas and Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

Source: thehindu.com

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