UNITED NATIONS – The Security Council has scheduled an urgent meeting at Syria's request on President Donald Trump's recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
France's U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre is the current council president and says the open meeting will take place Wednesday afternoon.
Syria's U.N. Mission said in a letter to Delattre that it wants the meeting to discuss "the recent flagrant violation of the relevant Security Council's resolutions by a permanent member."
Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed the strategic plateau in 1981.
The Security Council in a December 1981 resolution called Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights "null and void and without international legal effect."
Undersecretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo reiterated Wednesday that the United Nations adheres to all U.N. resolutions.