A US Bipartisan House Resolution has condemned the recent provocative actions made by the Polisario Front and its foreign supporters, describing the separatist group as a terrorist organization funded by Iran.
It is the first time that a bipartisan resolution has been introduced in the US congress condemning the connivance between Iran and the Algeria-backed Polisario separatists.
The House Resolution 1101, which also affirms the time-honored relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Morocco was introduced by Congressmen Joe Wilson (R-SC), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA).
The congressmen condemned the recent provocative actions in the Sahara taken by the Polisario Front which they described as “a terrorist organization funded by Iran”
Referring to Iran’s destabilizing acts in the region, the resolution recalls that Morocco had to sever ties with Tehran on the backdrop of its support, along with that of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah militia, for the Polisario Front.
Hezbollah, an Iranian proxy, has been trying to simmer instability in North Africa in a way that runs counter to US security objectives, the resolution said.
On the Sahara issue, the resolution reaffirmed that Morocco’s autonomy plan is “serious, realistic, and credible, and represents a path forward to satisfy the aspirations of the people in the Western Sahara to run their own affairs in peace and dignity.”
In this respect, the congressmen “called on President Trump, the Secretary of State, and the Ambassador to the United Nations, to assist the United Nations in supporting a peaceful agreement to the Western Sahara conflict that is consistent with the United States position and will be enduring and enforceable.”