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    Morocco Cuts Ties With Iran

    Morocco announced on May 1 that it is closing the Iranian Embassy in Rabat and recalling its own ambassador from Tehran. Morocco's foreign minister, Nasser Bourita, cited concerns that Iran is supplying weapons, particularly surface-to-air missile systems, to the Polisario Front in the Western Sahara via Iran-allied Hezbollah.

    Morocco and Iran have had a rocky diplomatic history for years. In 2009, for example, their ties broke down over Iran's alleged involvement in stoking a Shiite rebellion in Bahrain, a Moroccan ally. At the time, Morocco also accused Iran of attempting to spread Shiite Islam in the kingdom.

    Morocco has recently complained, including to the United Nations in April, about what it sees as an escalated Algerian effort to support territorial gains by the Polisario Front in the disputed Western Sahara region, which Morocco views as its sovereign territory. By publicly airing its concerns about Algerian involvement with the Polisario Front, Morocco's is hoping to accrue more support from allies like the United States, France and the Gulf Cooperation Council states. Because Algeria has friendly relations with Iran, highlighting an Iranian connection in its complaints helps Morocco promote a common cause with states that share its concerns over Iranian actions across the Middle East and North Africa.

    For Saudi Arabia, which quickly praised Morocco's decision to cut ties with Iran, the rift between Rabat and Tehran is a small victory — and an opportunity to influence others — as it seeks to build a network of allies that share its regional goals, including containing Iranian influence. Though Morocco no doubt cut ties with Iran primarily for its own security-related reasons, moving publicly against Iran likely wins Rabat further favor with Riyadh, which could yield mutually beneficial financial investment down the road.

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    Morroco vs Polisario: W. Saharan dispute since 1991+ HEATS UP (now Hegemons v Iran)


    Trump administration sides with Morocco in Western Sahara dispute
    http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/orig...#ixzz5EMYlLsF1



    ACCUSATIONS DENIED


    Iran denies that it was involved in a weapons delivery to the Polisario Front movement seeking independence for Western Sahara
    after Morocco cut diplomatic ties with Tehran over the allegations
    https://twitter.com/AFP/status/991640947476828160

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    Shiites booted out of Morocco

    Now Morocco is more in alignment with President Trump's Saudi Arabian Salafi/Wahhabi, sect of Sunni Islam.

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    Representatives from Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and Western Sahara are gathering in Geneva for U.N.-backed meetings to discuss the future of Western Sahara, France 24 reported Dec. 5.

    More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situa...western-sahara
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