U.S. call for Israeli sovereignty on Golan 'contravenes international law': Iraqi foreign ministry tweet

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's statement recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights "contravenes international law," the Iraqi foreign ministry said on Twitter on Saturday.

Trump's statement on Thursday marked a dramatic shift in U.S. policy over the status of a disputed area that Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Middle East conflict and annexed in 1981 - a move not recognized internationally.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli, editing by Louise Heavens)