"This is a part of Israel": Pompeo makes first visit by US top diplomat to Golan Heights

Mike Pompeo on Thursday became the first US secretary of state to visit the occupied Golan Heights, territory Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War. "You can't stand here and stare out at what's across the border and deny the central thing that President Donald Trump recognised, what the previous presidents have refused to do," Pompeo said, referring to Trump's controversial decision to recognise Israeli sovereignty in the area last year.