Syria denounced the American move as a ‘flagrant violation’ of UN resolutions [Sergei Grits/AP]

The United States came under sharp criticism from 14 other UN Security Council nations for its decision to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights in violation of international law.

The Security Council met on Wednesday at the request of Syria, which in a letter to the council called the American move a “flagrant violation” of UN resolutions.

President Donald Trump signed a proclamation Monday in which the United States recognised Israel’s annexation of the strategic plateau that it seized in 1967 and annexed in 1981.

Speaker after speaker at the council session supported Syria’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights and opposed Israel’s annexation after Trump’s proclamation.

“This unilateral

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