US and Moroccan flags next to a US State Department-authorised map of Morocco recognising the internationally disputed territory of the Western Sahara, pictured on 12 December 2020. (AFP)
Secretary of State Tony Blinken told Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita in a phone call on Friday that the Biden administration would not reverse President Trump’s recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over the Western Sahara, at least for the time being, two sources familiar with the call told me.
Why it matters: Trump’s recognition of the Western Sahara as part of Morocco reversed decades of U.S. policy regarding the disputed territory, and was part of a broader deal that included the renewal of diplomatic relations between Morocco and Israel.
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Update #1: Biden reportedly won’t reverse Trump recognition of Western Sahara as Morocco’s (Times of Israel)
Update #2: Western Sahara: Biden won’t reverse Trump’s recognition of Morocco sovereignty – report (Middle East Eye)
WNU Editor: The Polisario Front have a different point of view.