Lebanon has right to take back occupied territories by all means: president

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-12 20:18:13|Editor: xuxin
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BEIRUT, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Friday that Lebanon will not accept any attempt by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Shebaa Farms or Kfarchouba Hills.

"Lebanon has the right to restore its occupied territories using all possible means," Aoun was quoted by the Presidency website as saying during his meeting with Peter Yeo, senior vice president at the United Nations Foundation, and members of the U.S. Congress.

Trump signed a proclamation last month which recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Syrian Golan Heights.

Shebaa Farms are located on the border between Lebanon and the occupied part of the Golan Heights.

Israel invaded and occupied southern Lebanon in 1978 and annexed the Golan Heights, including the Shebaa Farms, in 1981, in a move never recognized by the international community.

"Lebanon strongly refuses any attempt by the United States to recognize Israel's sovereignty over Shebaa Farms or Kfarchouba Hills which are part of the Lebanese territories," Aoun said.