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Russia's Putin to discuss Golan Heights with Lebanon's president

March 26, 2019 at 7:15 pm

President of Russia, Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri (L) in Sochi, Russia on 13 September 2017 [Kremlin Press Centre/Anadolu Agency]

Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the US decision to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights with Lebanon’s president at talks in Moscow later on Tuesday, the Kremlin said, Reuters reports.

US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday officially granting U.S. recognition of the Golan Heights as Israeli territory.

“Such decisions undoubtedly have negative consequences from the point of view of a settlement in the Middle East and the general atmosphere of political settlement in Syria,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

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