Saudi Arabia condemns Iranian meddling, voices solidarity with Morocco

A man walks past the embassy of Iran in Rabat, Morocco, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. (AP) May 2, 2018 Saudi Arabia strongly condemned on Tuesday the Iranian meddling in Morocco’s internal affairs in wake of Rabat’s severing of its ties with Tehran over its support of the Polisario Front group. Riyadh stressed that [...]

By |May 2nd, 2018|Marocco, Saudi Arabia|

Morocco severs ties with Iran over alleged ties with Polisario Front

Morocco will close its embassy in Tehran and will expel the Iranian ambassador in Rabat. (Shutterstock) May 2, 2018 Morocco will sever diplomatic ties with Iran over Tehran's support for the Polisario Front, a Sahara independence movement, the Moroccan foreign minister said on Tuesday. The Polisario Front have fought a guerrilla war for [...]

By |May 2nd, 2018|Africa, Marocco|

Morocco arrests US charged Lebanese ‘Hezbollah financier’

Kasim Tajideen was arrested on arrival in Casablanca on March 12 on a request by US authorities Mar 25, 2017 US authorities arrested a long-wanted alleged Hezbollah financier Friday on charges of violating US terror-related sanctions, after he was apparently deported to the United States from Morocco. Kassim Tajideen was formally charged in [...]

By |March 25th, 2017|Lebanon, Marocco, North America, USA|

Morocco detains Hezbollah-linked businessman

Mar 15, 2017 Moroccan authorities have arrested prominent Hezbollah-linked businessman Kassim Tajeddine, who has been blacklisted by the United States, local media reported on Wednesday. Police of the Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca arrested the Lebanese businessman transiting from Conakry, Guinea, to Beirut, Lebanon, said the Moroccan news site, citing a security official. [...]

By |March 15th, 2017|Lebanon, Marocco|

Iran, Morocco football match to be cancelled

January 2, 2017 Tehran, Dec 29 (IANS) The Iran men's football team's international friendly against Morocco is set to be called off, according to reports in the local media. The match was scheduled to be held on January 6 at Dubai's Al Ain Stadium in preparation for the World Cup qualifiers. However, Xinhua news agency [...]

By |January 2nd, 2017|Marocco|

Morocco to reinstate ambassador to Iran after seven year absence

Morocco's King Mohammed VI October 15, 2016 Morocco’s King Mohammed VI will be sending an ambassador to Tehran after a seven year absence. According to Moroccan state news, the Moroccan monarch received 66 new ambassadors for its diplomatic missions, among them the appointment of the ambassador to Tehran. Rabat cut diplomatic ties with [...]

By |October 15th, 2016|Marocco|

Bahrain, Morocco condemn Iran’s interference

King Hamad and King Mohammad wave to the crowds in Manama. April 26, 2016 King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa and the Moroccan monarch Mohammad VI have condemned Iran’s interference in the domestic affairs of Bahrain and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries as well as its support to terrorism. The two monarchs, [...]

By |April 26th, 2016|Bahrain, Marocco|

Faisal Qassim: The Sahara is Moroccan, Algeria in the ‘Embrace’ of Iran

April 22, 2016 Faisal Qasim, the TV host of the popular Arabic-language talk show “The Opposing Perspective,” said the Western Sahara belongs to Morocco and that Algeria has fallen into the “embrace” of Iran – the majority-Shiite country the Arab world considers to be one of its greatest rivals.  Two days after King Mohammed VI’s [...]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Algeria, Marocco, Western Sahara|

GCC, Jordan, Morocco Reject Iran’s Intervention

GCC states, as well as Jordan and Morocco rejected Iranian interference in the internal affairs of the Gulf states and the region. March 10, 2016 In a press release issued at the end of the fifth joint meeting of the ministers, the group also condemned the attacks on the Saudi embassy in Tehran [...]

By |March 10th, 2016|Jordan, Marocco, Middle East|

Morocco, Mauritania condemn attack on Saudi Diplomatic missions in Iran

January 4, 2016 Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Salahuddin Mizwar strongly condemned the attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashhad, adding that it contravenes diplomatic rules and practices. In a press statement today, the Moroccan minister called on Iran to adhere to international obligations regarding the protection of diplomatic [...]

By |January 4th, 2016|Marocco, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia|