US, Russia team up to return Golan Heights to Syria

Obama, Putin agree to force Israeli pullback from the occupied Golan Heights

US, Russia team up to return Golan Heights to Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have reportedly agreed to support the return of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights to Syria

The two presidents gave their top diplomats, Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the green light to include such a clause in a proposal being drafted at the Geneva conference on ending the Syrian civil war.

The intelligence sources claim that Israel's top political leaders and military commanders were stunned and shocked last weekend when they found out about the agreement. 

The report said that just like the other diplomatic or military steps initiated by Obama and Putin in Syria, such as those for Bashar al-Assad's eventual removal from power, the two powers see a resolution of the Golan issue as a gradual process that may take a long time, perhaps even years. But as far as they are concerned, Israel will have to withdraw from the Golan at the end of that process.

The Golan Heights have been occupied by Israel for 49 years, that is since the Six-Day War in 1967.

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