In the United States, the lobby of the Polisario and Algeria in the American Senate, does not cease to maintain the pressure on the Joe Biden administration and particularly the Secretary of State of Tony Blinken.
This time, it is Senator Jack Reed, of the Democratic Party, member of the Defense Commission overseen by our “benevolent” friend James Mountain Inhofe simply said Jim Inhofe who on the occasion of the examination of the PLF 2022 of the United States, singularly proposed to amend it by offering this kind thought to us.
In his wishful thinking, Reed asks, neither more nor less, to condition the financing of American military cooperation programs with Morocco on his acceptance of a peace plan in the Sahara. The senator who most certainly must not be aware that Rabat and Washington were planning on Tuesday, the African Lion 2022, the largest military exercise in Africa in Agadir, in which several countries generally take part (Great Britain, Brazil, Canada, Tunisia, Senegal, the Netherlands, Italy…) as well as the Atlantic Alliance, in addition to military observers from around thirty countries representing Africa, Europe and America.
Coming back to Agadir, taking part in this meeting at the headquarters of the southern zone of the FAR, Moroccan, American, Tunisian, Senegalese and Ghanaian soldiers tweeted the United States Embassy on its Twitter account.
This brave Jack Reed recommended “prohibit the use of Department of Defense funds to support FAR participation in bilateral or multilateral exercises, unless United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin specifies and certifies to the Defense Commission that the Kingdom of Morocco has taken steps to support a final peace agreement with Western Sahara “. The Democratic senator must not be aware of what is going on at the UN in the Security Council and that his country is initiating
You might as well ask the United States to give up support for Taiwan. It should be remembered that Morocco has enjoyed the status of a major ally of the United States outside NATO since 2004 and that a year ago the United States and Morocco concluded the signature in October 2020 in Rabat. a 10-year military cooperation agreement as a roadmap for cooperation in the field of defense which aims to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries and to open the doors of trilateral cooperation between Morocco, the States -United and African countries.
Jack Reed aligns himself there, on the campaign led by his other colleague the “democratic senator” Chris Coons, member of the Committee of the Credits who had to say his palinodie as for the Consulate of Dakhla, asked that the funds granted to the Department State are made available only to ” assistance from Western Sahara, including to support diplomatic efforts to facilitate a political settlement of the conflict in Western Sahara and no the construction or operation of a United States consulate in the province of southern Morocco ”.
We see him just as head of the defense committee of the American Congress, Jim Inhofe, who has registered as the greatest defender of the demands of the Polisario, orchestrates the maneuver and tries, once again, would be- we tempted to say, to limit to his defending body the military support of the United States in Morocco. Not here to look for lice, but obviously the guy does not seem to want to let go, stuffed in this with petrodollars.
On the other hand, and like a snub, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad, Nasser Bourita, received, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 in Rabat, a delegation of the American Jewish Committee (AJC).
AJC Political Affairs Officer Jason Isaacson said talks with Bourita focused on regional stability, peace and the importance of relations between the United States and Morocco, ” a state with the longest diplomatic relationship with our country ”. and that ” shares the same values ”, with the United States of America. He added that the members of the delegation discussed with the Moroccan Minister the common interests between our community and the Moroccan people as well as the sovereignty of the Kingdom over the Moroccan Sahara.