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Blinken supports Israel holding Golan, but backs off recognizing sovereignty

Top US diplomat questions legality of Trump deeming strategic plateau part of Israel, but says there’s nothing to talk about with Assad and Iran

By JACOB MAGID and TOI STAFF

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday that under current conditions he supports Israel controlling the Golan Heights, but cast doubt on the legality of the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the strategic plateau.

During an interview with CNN, Blinken was asked if the Biden administration would continue to “see the Golan Heights as part of Israel.”

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