UK PM Johnson tells Israel: do not annex parts of the occupied West Bank

Boris Johnson said “annexation would represent a violation of international law.” (File/AFP)
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Updated 01 July 2020

UK PM Johnson tells Israel: do not annex parts of the occupied West Bank

  • Johnson said “annexation would represent a violation of international law”

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Israel that it should not annex parts of the occupied West Bank, cautioning that London would not recognize any changes to the 1967 lines.
“Annexation would represent a violation of international law,” Johnson was quoted as saying by ynetnews.com. “It would also be a gift to those who want to perpetuate the old stories about Israel.”
“I profoundly hope that annexation does not go ahead,” he said. “If it does, the UK will not recognize any changes to the 1967 lines, except those agreed between both parties.”


Russian foreign ministry says it knows about Syrian mercenaries in Karabakh

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Russian foreign ministry says it knows about Syrian mercenaries in Karabakh

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Two Syrian rebel sources have told Reuters that Turkey is sending Syrian rebel fighters to support Azerbaijan. Turkey and Azerbaijan have denied that.