Morocco has become the latest country in the region to agree to normalize ties with Israel in what the United States President called a “historic breakthrough.”
This makes Morocco the 4th Arab country to establish diplomatic relations with Israel this year after the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan.
The U.S.-brokered deal included that the U.S. changes its policy and recognizes the disputed territory of Western Sahara as part of Morocco. It is a major win for the North African country.
“Morocco recognized the United States in 1777. It is thus fitting we recognize their sovereignty over Western Sahara,” Trump said after making the announcement.
Right now, the United States is the only western country to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara.
The region could see similar deals being made before Trump leaves office in January. According to White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, Saudi Arabia will eventually follow suit.
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