Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita. (Supplied)

September 21, 2018

Morocco’s Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita said that talks he held with US officials during his visit to Washington on Sep 17-18 addressed several topics, mainly Iran and its conspiracy with Polisario.

This topic is a major concern for US officials, as affirmed by the Department of State. In a statement, issued Monday, the Department highlighted the joint efforts of Morocco and the US to limit Iran’s support of terrorism and to resist its impact on the region.

According to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), Bourita said that during the talks, US officials expressed appreciation to the Moroccan role in security matters.

As for the Sahara issue, Bourita stated that he discussed with the officials the Moroccan point of view concerning the current situation. He underpinned the Moroccan-US partnership that is interpreted through the exchange of visits at the diplomatic level.

Bourita met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, US National Security Adviser John Bolton, Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale and State Department’s Brian Hook. He also held discussions on Tuesday with prominent figures in the Senate, including Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, and Todd Young.

Asharq Al-Awsat

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