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Biden Administration confirms Morocco's sovereignty over Western sahara: What you need to know

Updated: Jul 4, 2021

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  • Department of State Spokesperson, Ned Price, confirmed that the United States continues to recognize Morocco's sovereignty over Western Sahara. He then added that the US decision remains unchanged and that the Biden administration has no intentions to roll back the proclamation Former President Donald Trump signed in December in which he officially recognized Morocco's sovereignty over the highly disputed Western Sahara region.

  • The statement the Biden Administration has made is a further setback to the Algerian terrorist militias of Polisario and their supporters from Algeria, Spain, and Iran, who have been attempting to create chaos in the borders and to lobby against Morocco's territorial integrity and regional peace. There were claims from credible sources that Spain also attempted to convince the US to revoke its recognition and reverse its position as it related to the conflict.

  • In a congratulatory message, Mohammed VI, the King of Morocco expressed his warm sincere wishes of health, happiness, and peace of mind to President Biden and continuous progress and prosperity to the American people in celebration of the 4th of July.

  • Morocco, which is the first country to recognize the United States Independence in 1777 and signed the US-Morocco Treaty of Friendship in 1786, has always been a key ally to the United States in the MENA region and has always maintained a great friendship with the country. Today, the US-Morocco relationship has never been stronger. It is thought to be one of the best allyships between the West and MENA region.

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