U.S. President Donald Trump commented on his decision to officially recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
During a meeting with Fabiana Rosales, the wife of Juan Guaidó, the head of the Venezuelan Parliament, recognized as interim president by some sixty countries, Trump said Israel faces difficult times.
“The Golan Heights, which every president promised they’d recognize, but they never did, I did,” the President said. “I did that not only with respect to Jerusalem and the embassy, but also now with the Golan Heights.”
“They desperately needed it. It was a good opportunity,” he added.
During the meeting, Trump urged Russia to withdraw the troops it sent to Venezuela.
“Russia has to get out,” he emphasized and warned that “all options are on the table”.
Two Russian military planes landed at Maiquetía airport, Venezuela’s main airport serving Caracas, and according to reports, there were about a hundred military personnel on board.
“The United States views Russia’s arrival of military planes this weekend as an unwelcome provocation,” said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. “We call on Russia today to cease all support of the Maduro regime and stand with Juan Guaido and stand with nations across this hemisphere and across the world until freedom is restored,”