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Washington denies its recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara

US Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker announced on Friday that the possibility of recognising Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara by the US, in exchange for Morocco’s normalising of ties with Israel: “Is not on the table at the moment.”

In statements to the press circulated by the US State Department, Schenker conveyed that he would not reveal: “The nature of the US diplomatic discussions with these countries. I know that there were several reports earlier this year, and last year, but the issue is not currently on the table.”

The statements of the US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker, come a few days after his visit to Morocco, during which he met with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita.

The US State Department’s response is considered a new diplomatic defeat to the Moroccan diplomacy and the media of the Moroccan regime, that have been promoting these allegations and propaganda over the past period.

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