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US administration does not recognize alleged Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara

APS - 03 January 2017

WASHINGTON (United States)- US Department of State's latest list of independent states, including territories with specific sovereignty, has confirmed once again that the United States administration does not recognize the alleged Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara.

The Department of State, which introduced in late 2016 some change on the list, has maintained its position over the Saharawi territory, affirming that its sovereignty is yet to be determined.

Things cannot be more obvious, as the US administration has categorically rejected Morocco's false claims about Western Sahara.

In the details provided by the Department of State's Intelligence and Research (INR) office, the US administration confirms it recognizes no administrative power over the Saharawi territory, which means a scathing rejection of the kingdom's claim that Western Sahara is Moroccan, a claim Rabat seeks to impose forcibly.

The position of the United States is in line with that of the United Nations, which considers Western Sahara as a non-autonomous territory that is subject to decolonization.