Gulf Cooperation Council Backs Morocco's Move to Cut Diplomatic Ties With Iran


Qatar on its part expressed its full solidarity with Morocco in preserving its sovereignty against any attempts aimed at undermining its unity or targeting its security and the safety of its citizens.

On Tuesday, Nasser Bourita, the Moroccan foreign minister, told reporters that Rabat would cut diplomatic ties with Tehran because of the assistance Hezbollah was providing to the Polisario Front.

Iran Wednesday denied that it was involved in a weapons delivery via Hezbollah to the Polisario Front movement seeking independence for Western Sahara, after Morocco cut diplomatic ties with Tehran over the allegations.

He also stressed that the decision is not against the Iranian or Lebanese people.

Said "We have tangible proof of Iran's involvement in backing Hezbollah's alliance with the Polisario".

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Hezbollah has also strictly rejected the allegation, saying in a statement that Morocco had chose to cut ties with Iran under "American, Israeli and Saudi pressure".

"The baseless allegation by Morocco foreign ministry have been made under the pressure of the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia", Hezbollah added.

The Iranian embassy worker is said to have enabled the facilitation of contacts and meetings, and unlocking logistic facilities for Hezbollah military officials to head to Tindouf, and meet up with Polisario members.

According to ISNA news agency, Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif denied Morocco's accusations, but his assurances failed to satisfy Bourita who returned to Rabat accompanied by the kingdom's ambassador to Iran. "Our policy and position is in line with the longstanding line drawn by Sheikh Zayed and King Hassan II", Anwar Gargash said in a Tweet.