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US Congress: Polisario Front fights for independence of Western Sahara, US administration does not recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara

9 months ago at 03/Aug/2020 134

3 August 2020 – The US Congress has highlighted that the Polisario Front has been fighting for decades for the independence of Western Sahara, the former Spanish colony.

In an official document issued recently by the US Congress – a copy of which was obtained by Sumoud site – it was confirmed that the US administration does not recognize Morocco’s alleged sovereignty over Western Sahara.

The document clarified that the Polisario Front adheres tothe necessity of organizing a referendum for self-determination in Western Sahara that includes the option of independence.

The US Congress document referred to the liberated SahrawiTerritories, where the Polisario Front, despite the difficult circumstances, managed to reconstruct the region and create living conditions.

The document confirmed that the accusations that Morocco made against the Polisario Front concerning alleged relations withHezbollah and Iran lack concrete evidence.

The document emphasized that the administration of President Doland Trump has succeeded, through the pressure it exertedon the two parties to the conflict in Western Sahara, to achieve tangible progress towards launching real negotiations to reach a solution to the conflict.

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