March 27, 2019 / 8:46 PM / 22 days ago

U.S. recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli will help peace process: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, U.S., March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration’s decision to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights will help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by removing uncertainty, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

“We believe this increases the likelihood that we get resolution of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians,” Pompeo told a congressional hearing. “We think it speaks with the clarity that takes this away from any uncertainty about how we’ll proceed.”

Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Peter Cooney

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