The US government has reiterated that the autonomy plan presented by Morocco It is a “serious, credible and realistic” alternative to Western Sahara. and added that “this is one of several possible positions to meet the aspirations of the people of Western Sahara.”
“There is no change in the position of the United States on this matter”US State Department Deputy Spokesman Vedant Patel, when asked whether Washington has changed its stance after the statement on the recent talks between Foreign Minister Antony Blinken and his Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita, did not mention it. to plan.
Similarly, Patel has emphasized The United States “fully supports” UN Special Envoy, Staffan de Mistura in in his work “Intensity UN process in Western Sahara with a view to a permanent and dignified political solution To the people of Western Sahara and the region”.
The former Spanish colony of Western Sahara was annexed by Morocco in 1975, despite resistance from the Polisario Front, with which it remained at war until 1991 when both sides signed a ceasefire. a self-determination referendum, but differences about Its convocation have so far been prevented by the expansion of the census and the inclusion or non-inclusion of Moroccan settlers.
On November 14, 2020, Polisario Front announces a ceasefire with Morocco In response to Moroccan military action against Sahrawi activists in Guerguerat in the agreed demilitarized zone, which meant a violation of the terms of the ceasefire for the Sahrawis,
The latest blow has been for Sahrawi’s independent supporters The Spanish government’s support for Morocco’s autonomy plan was made public on March 18, 2022 The change in status was described as treason by the Polisario Front, in a letter addressed to the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, which reminds that Spain is still the administrative power ‘de eur’ of Western Sahara.