KUWAIT, March 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah expressed regret over the recognition of the Israeli sovereignty over the Syrian Golan Heights by US President Donald Trump, saying "we expected steps defusing regional tension.
"We had expected and hoped there will be steps to defuse the tension in the region," Al-Jarallah said in a statement to reporters on Monday following his participation in a reception of the Greek Embassy in the country on the occasion of the European country's national holiday, adding that this recognition will fuel tension.
He stressed that Kuwait considers the Golan Heights a Syrian territory, affirming that this move is a violation of international law and Security Council resolutions, particularly resolution 497, which calls on Israel to cancel the 1981 annexation of the Golan Heights.
Al-Jarallah pointed out that this recognition would undermine the role of the US as a mediator and sponsor of the peace process in the region, calling on the Americans to reverse this step, which will result in consequences and negative reactions. (end)