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The United States was isolated at the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday over President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights as the other countries on the council opposed the move.
In a letter requesting Wednesday's meeting, Syria described the US decision as a "flagrant violation" of council resolutions, while ally North Korea issued a statement backing "the struggle of the Syrian government and people for taking back the occupied Golan Heights."
Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed it in 1981 in a move the 15-member U.N. Security Council declared "null and void and without international legal effect."
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