Trump’s decision to recognise Israeli sovereignty over territory it seized from Syria sets a troubling precedent, experts fear
Under intense questioning about why the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights was good but the Russian seizure of Crimea was bad, the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, told senators that there was an “international law doctrine” which would be explained to them later.
It turned out there was no doctrine. The state department’s clarification of Pompeo’s remarks contained no reference to one, and experts on international law said that none exists.
.@SecPompeo on FY2020 Budget: The @realDonaldTrump Administration sees the world as it is, not as we wish it would be. Basing policy on reality, we recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, & why we designated the IRGC an FTO. pic.twitter.com/WqbS0Xhb38
Link : Pompeo flounders on why annexation is good for the Golan but not for Crimea