US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the decision of the Trump administration to recognise the Golan Heights as Israeli territory during a press conference in Washington DC on Tuesday.
“We are simply recognising facts on the ground and the reality and doing the right thing. I hope those nations [who oppose the decision] will join us to understand how important that is, how right that is,” said Pompeo.
Pompeo also announced that “We’ll continue to refuse and provide assistance to foreign NGOs who perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning. Now, as a result of my decision today, we are also making clear that we will refuse to provide assistance to foreign NGOs that give financial support to other foreign groups in the global abortion industry.”