U.S. Senate Pushes Pompeo to Explain Legal Basis for Golan Annexation. He Doesn't

Pompeo told a Senate hearing he would later provide legal explanation for how annexation of Golan Heights was different from Crimea. The statement he released failed to do so

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was grilled by U.S. senators during a hearing Tuesday to explain how annexation of the Golan Heights by Israel and that of Crimea by Russia are different.

Pompeo claimed there was a body of international law underpinning Trump’s recognition of Israeli annexation and, that while he could not explain at the moment, he would at a later date.

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