LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said it had no plans to change its stance on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights after U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday moved to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory seized from Syria in a 1967 war.
“The UK views the Golan Heights as territory occupied by Israel. Annexation of territory by force is prohibited under international law, including the U.N. Charter,” a British Foreign Office spokesman said in a statement.
“We did not recognize Israel’s annexation in 1981 and have no plans to change our position.”
Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Alison Williams