The US president’s statement “contravenes international law,” the Iraqi foreign ministry said on Twitter on Saturday, Reuters reported.
Trump’s statement on Thursday marked a dramatic shift in US policy over the status of the Syrian territory.
The Zionist regime has long pushed Washington to recognize its claim over the territory it seized from Syria during the 1967 Six-Day War.
Israel occupies roughly two-thirds of the wider Golan Heights as a de facto result of the conflict. It moved to formally annex the territory in 1981 -- an action unanimously rejected at the time by the UN Security Council.