Tuesday, 30 November 2021 11:40 GMT

Djibouti Voices 'Total' Support for Morocco's Decision to Cut Ties with Iran

(MENAFN- Morocco World News) Morocco's Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita and Djibouti's Foreign Affairs Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf Rabat – After the support of the Arab League, Romania , and Gulf Cooperation Council, Djibouti has voiced its 'full' solidarity and 'total' backing of Morocco's decision to cut diplomatic ties with Iran due to its interference in Morocco's internal affairs.

Djibouti's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and spokesman of the government Mahmoud Ali Youssouf sent a letter today to his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita, to emphasize Djibouti's support for Morocco's decision to cut ties with Iran.

Commenting on the Moroccan move, Youssouf reaffirmed his country's support 'for all measures taken by your country to guarantee its security and stability and to face any attempt to undermine its territorial integrity and the safety of its citizens.'

On May 1, the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the diplomatic break, confirming the presence of 'tangible evidence' of Iran's involvement in delivering military equipment to the Polisario and training its militias.

In response to the Moroccan statement, Djibouti's official denounced Iranian interference, stressing the importance of respect for the principles governing relations between states, especially 'respect for national sovereignty and non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries.'

The decision to cut ties with Iran followed the adoption of the United Nations Security Council resolution 2414, which urges Polisario to withdraw from the Guerguerat buffer zone and to stop their illegal operations in Western Sahara. The country's announcement represents further evidence of Polisario's involvement in illegal actions, which have deemed destabilizing for the region as a whole.

Polisario and Iran have denied their connection, while Algeria has attempted to distance itself from the regional conflict over Western Sahara.

On Wednesday, Algeria summoned Morocco's ambassador to Algiers and condemned Bourita's comments accusing Hezbollah of providing military training and weapons to the separatist group through Algeria.

Reacting to Algeria's action, the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs denounced the Algerian declaration, reframing the public condemnation in terms of Algerian embarrassment over the repeated instances documenting Algeria-Polisario collusion.


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