Morocco: Sahrawi Cause – Morocco Continues to Suffer Multiple Setbacks


Algiers — In recent days, Morocco has suffered multiple diplomatic setbacks with regard to the Sahrawi question. It has gradually lost the American support expressed last December by former US President Donald Trump and has seen the European countries rejecting its alleged sovereignty over the Sahrawi territories.

The latest setback came from the US Congress, which blocked the inauguration of a consulate in occupied Dakhla and an operation of armed drones sale as well.

This decision comes a few days after the US State Department spoke of a change of approach by the Biden administration regarding the Sahrawi question.

Last December, the former American president has announced his recognition of Morocco’s alleged sovereignty over Western Sahara, in return for the normalization of relations between Morocco and the Zionist entity, an ally of the United States.

According to the Spanish daily La Vanguardia, the congressional foreign affairs committee questioned the need for the opening of a consulate in the occupied territories.

A few days earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said her country did not recognize Morocco’s alleged sovereignty over Western Sahara and Moscow’s position vis-à-vis the Sahrawi cause “has not changed”.

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“The final settlement of the conflict can only be achieved through the application of the relevant decisions issued by the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council in accordance with the principles and purposes of the UN Charter.”