Arab League rejects US' recognition of Israeli sovereignty over occupied Golan Heights

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Arab League rejects US' recognition of Israeli sovereignty over occupied Golan Heights

Arab League has rejected the US' recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights and renewed a call for establishment of a Palestinian state.

In a final statement after a summit in Tunisia's capital Tunis, the Arab leaders said peace and security in the region depends on solution to the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

They stressed their full support for Syria's right over the Golan plateau which Israel seized in the 1967 war.

The leaders also expressed their determination to continue efforts to resume peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

Earlier, Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said a U.N. Security Council resolution would be sought against the US decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

He said legal opinion of International Court of Justice would also be sought in this regard.

Ahmed warned other countries to refrain from following the US decision.