The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba expresses its strongest condemnation of the declared intention of the United States government to recognize the occupied Syrian Golan as Israeli territory, which constitutes a serious and flagrant violation of the United Nations Charter, international law, and the Security Council’s relevant resolutions, in particular Resolution 497 of 1981.
This new Washington maneuver which violates the legitimate interests of the Syrian people and Arab and Islamic nations will have serious consequences for stability and security in the Middle East and further increase tensions in this volatile region.
Cuba urges the Security Council to fulfill its responsibility, established in the UN Charter, to maintain international peace and security, and to adopt the necessary decisions to stop this unilateral U.S. action by supporting Israel in its intentions to annex the Golan Heights, occupied Syrian territory.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba will continue to support the Syrian government's demand to recover the Golan Heights, seized by Israel in 1967, and once again demands the total and unconditional withdrawal of Israel from the Syrian Golan and all occupied Arab territories.
Havana March 23, 2019.