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Lebanon | Aoun Vows to Liberate Occupied Golan Heights by All Means

Lebanese President Michel Aoun stressed that stressed Lebanon's rejection of the U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights and vowed to liberate them by all means.

Aoun made his remarks on Friday welcomed at Baabda Presidential Palace, the Vice President of the United Nations Foundation, Peter Yeo, and members of the US Congress, whom he briefed on Lebanon's position vis-a-vis current local and regional developments.

He stressed that Lebanon object any attempts to recognize Israel's sovereignty over Shebaa Farms and Kfarshouba hills which are considered part of the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.

Aoun said "Lebanon has the right to restore its occupied territories using all possible means."

The Lebanese President renewed Beirut’s commitment to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1701, and said cooperation between the Lebanese Army and UNIFIL, the peacekeeping missing in southern Lebanon, has achieved stability along the southern border for the past 13 years.

On the Syrian refugee crisis, Aoun said it was important for the return of displaced Syrians to safe zones in their country, and briefed his visitors on the effects of the crisis on Lebanon.