Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the UN Bashar Jaafari denounced US President Trump's statement recognising Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, saying it was 'nothing more than a recipe for more wars.' Jaafari made the comments at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday.

Jaafari said the recognition was a flagrant violation of resolutions which were signed by the US themselves. He added that the US were a main factor in creating tension on the international stage and threatening international peace and stability.

According to Jaafari, the US foreign policy is consecrating the era of extremism in international political relations and "returning humanity to the times of the law of the jungle and the stone age which sanctifies fire and its ignitors and views humanity as a fuel to its flames."

"These administration policies and actions are nothing but a recipe for more wars and escalation at a time that the world needs to resort to diplomacy in order to preserve and achieve our common goal of peace and security and not vice-versa," stated Jaafari.

On Thursday, Trump posted a statement on Twitter, saying that the US would recognise Israel's illegal occupation of the Syrian Golan Heights, a territory the Israeli state captured from Syria in 1967.

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