“The US Congress’ move issuing a resolution censuring Iran’s support for the Polisario Front was unwise, irrelevant and wrong,” said the spokesman of the Iranian ministry of foreign affairs on Monday in his weekly presser in Tehran.
Qassemi’s remarks came after the US Congress passed the Resolution 1101 on Friday “affirming the historical relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Morocco, condemning the recent provocative actions of the Polisario Front and its foreign supporters and encouraging efforts by the United Nations to reach a peaceful resolution of the Western Sahara conflict “.
“It shows that they don’t have the required information about the region and Iran,” Qassemi added saying that the resolution is the fruit of certain lobbies in Washington supporting Morocco, which has already put forth some allegations and got their response.
“Instead of taking a constructive action, the King of Morocco decided to unilaterally sever diplomatic ties between the two countries,” said the Iranian diplomat voicing regret on Moroccan unilateral severance of diplomatic ties.
He added that there are certain countries with their hands stretched out to get something from others; such a conduct is of importance because such a resolution is passed by the US Congress against Iran.
After the Moroccan foreign minister announced, on May 2, that the country will sever diplomatic ties with Iran over what he claimed as Tehran’s support for the Polisario Front, the Iranian foreign ministry and its embassy in Algeria issued statements firmly rejecting any relations with Polisario Front.
In its statement, the Iranian diplomatic mission in Algiers underlined its commitment to reinforcing ties between Iran and Algeria.
Also in a statement last Tuesday, Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah said Morocco cut ties with Iran due to pressure from the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Hezbollah denied allegations made by Morocco concerning the resistance movement’s training and arming of the Polisario Front.
It added that Morocco had decided to cut ties with Iran under “American, Israeli and Saudi pressure”.
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