U.S. Stance Toward Sahara “Unchangeable,” Still Favors Autonomy Plan
The United States reaffirmed its consistent position on the Moroccan Sahara problem, confirming its support for the Moroccan autonomy plan deemed “serious, credible, and realistic,” according to U.S. State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller during a press conference in Washington on Monday.
The US “continues to view Morocco’s autonomy plan as serious, credible, and realistic” in order to settle this fabricated battle over the Sahara, he added.
The USA fully supports the personal envoy of the UN Secretary General as he intensifies the UN-led political process on the Sahara to advance an enduring solution without any further delay to this regional dispute.
The spokesperson’s remarks encapsulate the U.S.’s long-standing position, which fostered the historic recognition of Morocco’s complete sovereignty over its whole territory–including its southern regions–in 2020.
In response to the recent visit to Tindouf by U.S. Ambassador to Algeria Elizabeth Moore Aubin, a State Department spokesperson indicated that it was part of a UN-brokered visit that brought together a broad range of international stakeholders, stressing that there was no bilateral exchange with polisario.