Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to Trump's statement by thanking the United States president for his support. But Syria's foreign ministry reacted with fury today, describing the statement as an "irresponsible" threat to peace in the region.
In 2017, Trump went against decades of practice in recognising the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, rather than the previously accepted Tel Aviv.
Mr Trump's declaration is the latest to fuel anger in the region, it follows the USA recognition in December 2017 of Jerusalem as Israel's capital - a decision that also drew worldwide criticism as the city's disputed status remains at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
"I've been thinking about doing it for a long time", he told Fox Business, comparing the move to his decision to move the United States embassy to Jerusalem.
The announcement "clearly shows the US disdain to the worldwide legitimacy and violates its resolutions, especially Security Council resolution 497", the ministry said, adding that Trump's statement also threatened "international peace and stability".
The Arab world is divided, and US and Israeli officials may be betting no one will go to battle for Assad at this point.
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Trump's latest move comes after he recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moved the U.S. embassy there a year ago, which Erdogan strongly condemned.
He called upon the worldwide community to stop the collapse of global laws, conventions and norms which threatens to transform the world into battlegrounds of religious, sectarian and ethnic conflicts. Even regional states opposed to Assad, while they may secretly rejoice at Trump's decision, will find it hard to support it publicly.
Last week, in its annual human rights report, the State Department dropped the phrase "Israeli-occupied" from the Golan Heights section, instead calling it "Israeli-controlled". "The European Union, in line with global law, does not recognize Israel's sovereignty over the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967, including the Golan Heights, and does not consider them to be part of Israel's territory". Pompeo arrived in Lebanon on Friday amid strong regional condemnation of President Donald Trump's declaration that it's time the US recognized Israel's sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
If Washington actually goes for it, such a move would constitute a blatant disregard to worldwide law as well as to the global commitments the United States itself assumed when it supported a 1981 resolution, which declared the Israeli occupation of the Golan null and void.
The Golan Heights, considered by Syria to be a part of its territory, was occupied by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War.
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Trump's recognition of Israel's claim to Jerusalem and the relocation of the U.S. embassy to the contested city, a break with decades of U.S. Middle East policy, ignited global criticism. The Palestinians have already severed ties with the US over Washington's Jerusalem policies.
Trump had already clarified that he is not endorsing Netanyahu or any candidate for the Israeli elections; However, it is clear that the main benefactor of Trump's announcement, and now official document to be, would be Netanyahu.