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It would be “very dangerous” not to cancel Trump’s proclamation on Western Sahara

3 weeks ago at 07/Feb/2021 34

It would be “very dangerous” not to cancel the proclamation made by Donald Trump in relation to the recognition of Morocco’s alleged sovereignty over Western Sahara, said Friday Steven Zunes, Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, United States.

“It would be very dangerous if Biden did not reverse Trump’s unprecedented recognition” of Morocco’s alleged sovereignty over Western Sahara, Steven Zunes told Democracy Now, a platform promoting democratic ideas broadcast through various media outlets.

The decision in question was announced by the 45th US President, on 10 December, in exchange for the normalization of relations between Morocco and the Zionist entity, an ally of the United States.

If the new US president, Joe Biden did not cancel Trump’s decision, “it would mean that his administration shares the same contempt for international law as his predecessor’s,” the political scientist said.

“The Charter of the United Nations is very clear on this point: no country has the right to annex another country by force.”

Zunes drew attention to the fact that the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) is recognized by the African Union (AU), of which it is a member, but also by more than 80 countries around the world.

In other words, “what Trump has done (with Morocco and Western Sahara) is to support the occupation of an African state recognized by another.”

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