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U.S. not discussing recognition of Israel's Golan hold - Bolton

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U.S. not discussing recognition of Israel's Golan hold - Bolton

U.S. not discussing recognition of Israel's Golan hold - Bolton
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Trump administration is not discussing possible U.S. recognition of Israel's claim of sovereignty over the Golan Heights, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said.

Israel captured much of the Golan from Syria in a 1967 war and annexed it in a move not endorsed internationally. In May, a senior Israeli official said that U.S. recognition could be forthcoming within months.

"I've heard the idea being suggested but there's no discussion of it, no decision within the U.S. government," Bolton told Reuters during a visit to Israel. "Obviously we understand the Israeli claim that it has annexed the Golan Heights - we understand their position - but there's no change in the U.S. position for now."

(Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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