WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday received Morocco’s highest award for his work in advancing a normalization deal between Israel and Morocco, a senior administration official told Reuters. In a private Oval Office ceremony, Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui, who ...
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The religious branch of the co-ruling PJD party said in a statement the move was "deplorable" and denounced "all attempts at normalization and the Zionist infiltration."
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Saudi Arabia expressed on Saturday its support to Morocco’s move to cement freedom of civilian and commercial travel in the buffer zone in the Sahara.
They were planning to “destabilize security in the kingdom… through terrorist methods inspired by operations” carried out by ISIS extremist in Syria and Iraq .
Moroccan Minister for Administration of National Defense Abdellatif Loudiyi and US Defense Secretary Mark Esper signed the 10-year agreement that lasts from 2020 till 2030.
Israel and Morocco are set to announce direct flights as part of the next step in US efforts to facilitate normalization efforts between Israel and Arab states, according to Israeli Channel 12.
“We refuse any normalisation with the Zionist entity because this emboldens it to go further in breaching the rights of the Palestinian people,” El Otmani told his Islamist PJD party.