State Department: No change in U.S. Recognition of Moroccan Sovereignty over Sahara

State Department: No change in U.S. Recognition of Moroccan Sovereignty over Sahara

The Biden Administration reaffirmed on Thursday that there is no change in the United States’ standing regarding American recognition of the Moroccanness of the Sahara.

“We don’t have any updates in terms of the United States recognition of Moroccan sovereignty” over Western Sahara, said State Department Spokesperson Ned Price.

His remarks confirm the continuity of Washington’s recognition of Morocco’s full sovereignty over its entire Sahara territory despite the mounting pressure exerted by the pro-Algeria/polisario lobbyists on the Biden Administration to reverse the decision of its predecessor on Western Sahara.

Through a presidential proclamation signed on Dec.10, 2020, the United States officially recognizes Moroccan sovereignty over the entire Western Sahara territory and reaffirms its support for Morocco’s serious, credible, and realistic autonomy proposal as the only basis for a just and lasting solution to the dispute over the Western Sahara territory.

The text was distributed to the 193 member states of the United Nations as an official document of the Security Council. In a letter addressed to the President of the Security Council and the UN Secretary General, the United States says the genuine autonomy under Moroccan sovereignty is the only feasible solution for this regional conflict.

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