"When we talked about all the methods, we also meant the military one. We will not rule out the military option," Muallem said at a joint press conference with his Venezuelan counterpart Jorge Arreaza.
He noted that the 1974 agreement on the division of forces was being respected, but Israel systematically violated it.
"We are fighting with terrorists, as it is proved that they cooperate with Israel and the US. Today, our priority is the struggle for the liberation of Syrian territory from this terrorism," Muallem said.
The Golan Heights has been mostly under Israel's control since the country seized the territory during the 1967 Six Day War with neighboring Arab states. While Israel adopted a law to annex the territory in 1981, the United Nations declared the move void, without any legal effects. In 2018, after Israel organized local elections in the area on October 30, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution urging Israel to immediately withdraw its forces from the territory.