Iranian TV provokes row with Morocco over Sahara

September 15, 2015 A documentary on Sahrawi separatists in Western Sahara aired by Iran’s sat­ellite channel Press TV has raised tensions between the Islamic Republic and Morocco. We Are Rebels: Western Sahara, which aired in August, questioned Morocco’s territorial sovereignty over the area. Morocco annexed the former Spanish territory in 1975 and Polisario guerrillas took [...]

By |September 15th, 2015|Marocco, Western Sahara|

Moroccan Islamists Warn Against ‘Shia Threat’ in Morocco

Religious figures in Morocco are leading campaigns throughout the country condemning Shiism as straying from the path of Islam. March 17, 2015 Islamists from both ends of the spectrum are putting aside their differences to confront what they describe as “the threat to the entire Sunni community. According to news website Yabiladi, Salafist [...]

By |March 17th, 2015|Marocco|

Why did Iran, Morocco resume relations?

January 25, 2015 On Dec. 20, Iran appointed an ambassador to Morocco, five years after diplomatic relations between the two countries were severed at the instigation of Morocco. Ongoing contacts between the two countries’ foreign ministers since February 2014 suggest that Morocco will soon reciprocate and name its own ambassador. Iran officially announced the appointment of Mohammad [...]

By |January 25th, 2015|Marocco|

Morocco and Iran rekindle relationship

The Iranian embassy in Rabat is expected to re-open soon [AFP] January 6, 2015 Diplomatic relations between Morocco and Iran seem to be under repair, five years after they were broken off. Iran recently announced it had appointed Mohammad Taqi Moayyed as its ambassador in Morocco, while Morocco also announced its appointment of a [...]

By |January 6th, 2015|Marocco|

Iran, Morocco to resume diplomatic ties, says Tehran

Iran and Morocco agreed to resume diplomatic relations, that were cut for four years, between the two countries, Tehran’s deputy foreign minister for Arab affairs said. February 6, 2014 Iran will soon resume diplomatic ties with Morocco, severed by Rabat four years ago over Tehran's alleged meddling in the affairs of Bahrain and [...]

By |February 6th, 2014|Marocco|

Morocco severs relations with Iran

Rabat accuses Iranian ambassador of seeking to spread Shia Islam in the Sunni kingdom. March 8, 2009 Bahrain controversy Moroccan local media has repeatedly accused Iran of proselytising in recent years, claims rejected by the Iranian ambassador. The controversy was fuelled recently by comments attributed to an adviser of Iran's supreme leader which [...]

By |March 8th, 2009|Bahrain, Marocco|