Syria: Graham's Remarks on Occupied Syrian Golan Prove Washington's Arrogant Mentality, Disrespect of International Legitimacy

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria has condemned in the strongest terms the remarks made by US Senator Lindsey Ghraham on the occupied Syrian Golan, stressing that they express the arrogant mentality of the US administration and prove that the United States sees the region's issue from a Zionist point of view that serves only the Israeli interests, an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said on Tuesday.

During his tour on Monday in the occupied Syrian Golan, Graham vowed to work to have Washington recognize "Israel's sovereignty" over Golan, media reports said.

The Ministry's source said that Graham's remarks don't only reflect his ignorance about history and geography facts, rather, they constitute the most recent evidence about US disrespect of international legitimacy and its flagrant violations International Law.

The source added that all UN resolutions, particularly the Security Council Resolution No. 497 for 1981 under Chapter VII have stressed the legal situation of the Syrian Golan as being an occupied land and affirmed that the Israeli occupation's decision to annex the Golan as null and void and of no legal effect.

The Syrian people, particularly the people of occupied Golan, who have never stopped their resistance against the Israeli occupation, are now more determined to continue their struggle until the occupied Syrian Golan is completely liberated, the source said, reiterating that occupation will inevitably come to an end and forces of hegemony, arrogance and false democracies won't be able to break the Syrians' will of defiance.

Hamda Mustafa