ABC News: Spain Committed “Unforgivable Mistakes” Against Morocco
“Sanchez bears responsibility for his repeated inability to manage relations with Morocco”.
Spanish ABC News confirmed yesterday, Wednesday that government led by socialist Pedro Sanchez has committed “unforgivable mistakes” against Morocco, its “strategic ally”.
The Spanish daily wrote in its editorial that “Spain committed a grave mistake by risking its relations with Morocco,” when the government allowed former vice president, Pablo Iglesias, to speak about the sovereignty of the Sahara, thus evading the United States’ support for Morocco.
The daily noted that this position “exposed the weaknesses in our diplomacy and the superficiality with which Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez deals with the country’s foreign policy”, stressing that Spain’s reception of Polisario leader Brahim Ghali “even without informing Morocco was another grave mistake.”
ABC News also notes that “in diplomacy, official positions are as crucial as hidden interests. However, Sanchez did not calculate the price of Morocco’s contempt in this way, which should always be considered a strategic ally, regardless of the gravity of the tensions”, considering that “it is absurd for the government to turn a blind eye without reaching objective results and without focusing on the real reasons” that led to this crisis between the two countries.
The author concluded that “Sanchez bears responsibility for his repeated inability to manage relations with Morocco”.