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Tehran Denies Morocco’s Charge of Backing Polisario Front
Tehran Denies Morocco’s Charge of Backing Polisario Front
Thursday, May 03, 2018

Tehran Denies Morocco’s Charge of Backing Polisario Front

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Tehran Denies Morocco’s Charge of Backing Polisario Front

Iran on Wednesday strongly denied the Moroccan government’s claims that it has backed pro-independence Polisario Front, describing such accusations as “unfounded and void of truth”.
“we would like to clearly emphasize that one of the pillars of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s foreign policies in its relations with other governments is deep respect for the right of sovereignty, security and non-interference in others’ internal affairs,” Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Bahram Qasemi said, ISNA reported.
On Tuesday, Morocco said it would close its embassy in Tehran and would expel the Iranian ambassador in Rabat over what it claimed was Iran’s support for the Polisario Front, a Western Sahara independence movement, Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita told reporters.
He claimed Iran and its Lebanese ally, Hezbollah, were supporting Polisario by training and arming its fighters, via the Iranian embassy in Algeria.
Hezbollah later disputed the claims, adding that the Moroccan government has made the accusations under pressure from US, Israel and Saudi Arabia.
“It is regrettable that Morocco resorts to such false accusations,” it said.

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