Thursday, 02 December 2021 12:47 GMT

Saudi, UAE welcomes Morocco's decision to cut ties with Iran


(MENAFN) Saudi Arabia and UAE have welcomed Morocco's decision to sever all diplomatic ties with Iran, announced Tuesday, for what he regarded as Tehran's support for the Polisario Front, a Western Sahara independence movement.

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir wrote on Twitter that "Iran is destabilizing the security of Arab and Islamic countries by igniting sectarianism, interfering in their internal affairs and supporting terrorism."

"The Saudi government strongly condemns the Iranian interference in Morocco's internal affairs through its tool, Hezbollah's terrorist militia, which is training the elements of the so-called "Polisario" group in order to destabilize the security and stability in the sisterly Kingdom of Morocco," Saudi state news agency SPA reported, quoting an anonymous official of the Kingdom's foreign ministry.

UAE Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash also expressed his country's support to Morocco over its decision against Iran.

"Our policy and support for Morocco has a well-established historical legacy. Our attitude [towards Morocco] is constant [both] on good and bad days", he said in a post on Twitter.


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