Washington supports the Referendum in Western Sahara

The spokesman of the US Department of State, Ned Price, confirmed, in a press conference held yesterday (of which the Portal Diplomatic obtained a copy), that the US Administration supports the settlement efforts supervised by the United Nations.
He also expressed Washington’s support to “the tasks and work of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).”

During this press conference, US State Department spokesman, Ned Price, avoid answering to a question about Trump’s declaration of recognition of the alleged Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara.

On the other side, the Chargé d’Affairs at the American Embassy in Madrid, Mr. Konrad Tripple, had confirmed in an exclusive interview to the newspaper “El Pais”, that “Trump’s declaration on Western Sahara is among the most prominent issues that should be reviewed.”

Moreover, the American diplomat pointed out that “the American administration is in talks with all the actors within the framework of the United Nations, but has not taken any decision yet”, affirming that the Secretary of State, A. Blinken , wants to “understand all the merits and obligations around this issue.”

In addition, the first diplomat in the US embassy, after the departure of the former ambassador, stressed that the Biden administration “seeks to consult with allies and support multilateral bodies such as the United Nations, and that any decision taken in such a case will be within this framework.”

Finally, the American diplomat in Madrid revealed that the US administration understands that Western Sahara is an important issue for Spain.

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