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The UN has not changed its position on the status of the Golan Heights, said Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, RIA Novosti reported.

“The situation is very concretely reflected in the resolution of the UN Security Council and in the corresponding resolution of the General Assembly - the status of the Golan Heights remains unchanged,” he said.

US President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that " it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!"

Trump’s tweet came ahead of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visit to the US, which will take place next week and ahead of the April elections in Israel.

The Golan Heights were part of Syria until 1967, but Israel took control of the area that year in the Six-Day War.

After the Yom Kippur War in 1973, Israel and Syria signed a ceasefire agreement. 

In 1974, UN peacekeeping posts appeared in the Golan Heights.

The return of the Golan Heights, occupied in 1967, is a Syria's non-negotiable condition for peace with Israel .

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