Breaking News: US Says it Supports Morocco’s Autonomy Plan for Western Sahara
PERSISMA, New York – The United States has dealt a new blow to United Nations Secretary General in his personal feud with Morocco.
After members of the Security Council showed no support for Ban Ki-moon in dispute with Morocco, the United States has expressed today its support for the Moroccan autonomy plan for the Western Sahara.
A statement made by the spokesperson of the United States’ Mission to the United Nations in New York said that the Washington supports Morocco’s autonomy plan for the disputed territory of Western Sahara, considering it both credible and realistic.
“We consider Morocco autonomy plan serious, realistic, credible, it represents a potential approach that could satisfy the aspirations of Western Sahara,” U.S. mission spokesman Kurtis Cooper said on his Twitter feed.
“We continue to support the U.N.-led process to bring about a peaceful, sustainable, and mutually-agreed solution to conflict in Western Sahara,” he added.
The statement came after United Nations spokesperson, Stephane Dujaricc told reporters on Friday that the UN chief was disappointed with the Security Council for not issuing a strong statement of support for him in his personal feud with Morocco.