Russia rejects US decision on Western Sahara

Russia has rejected US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Moroccan “sovereignty” over Western SaharaΒ β€”Β as part of a normalization deal between Morocco and the Israeli regimeΒ β€”Β asΒ a violation of international law.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov on Friday called the US decision “unilateral” and said “there are relevant resolutions, there is the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara.”

“This is a violation of international law,” Bogdanov said.

Trump tweeted on Thursday that “Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco have agreed to full diplomatic relations.” The White House said in a statement that Trump sealed the agreement in a telephone conversation with Morocco’s King Mohammed VI.

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