Iran, Hizbullah Deny Morocco Accusations over Polisario Arms Delivery


Hizbullah has denied Morocco’s accusations that the party has been delivering weapons to the separatist Polisario Front in Western Sahara, after it severed relations with Iran over the allegations.

The party rejected Rabat’s accusations, blaming the decision on foreign "pressure".

“It is regrettable that Morocco is resorting to pressure from the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia to direct these false accusations," the party said in a statement.

“The Moroccan Foreign Ministry should have looked for a more convincing argument to sever its relations with Iran, which stood and still stands by the Palestinian cause and strongly supports it, instead of fabricating these arguments,” added the statement.

Iran has also denied that it was involved in a weapons delivery to Polisario seeking independence for Western Sahara after Morocco cut diplomatic ties with Tehran over the allegations.

"Remarks attributed to the foreign minister of Morocco about cooperation between an Iranian diplomat and the Polisario Front" in Western Sahara are "false", Iran's foreign ministry said in a statement.

Rabat on Tuesday cut diplomatic ties with Iran, accusing the Islamic republic of using its ally Hizbullah to deliver weapons to the Polisario Front.

Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said "a first shipment of weapons was recently" sent to the Algerian-backed Polisario Front via an "element" at the Iranian embassy in Algiers.

He said Rabat had "irrefutable proof" of Hizbullah’s involvement and said ties were being cut with Tehran in response to Iran "allying itself with" the Polisario.

Hizbullah quickly rejected Rabat's accusations, blaming the decision on foreign "pressure".

The spat comes as tensions have soared between regional powerhouses Iran and Morocco's ally Saudi Arabia.

Riyadh on Wednesday said it "stood by" Rabat's decision to sever ties with Tehran and "strongly condemns the Iranian interference in Morocco's internal affairs".

Morocco maintains that Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony under its control, is an integral part of the kingdom, while the Polisario Front demands a referendum on self-determination.

Comments 11
Thumb lubnani.masi7i 02 May 2018, 11:36

yes the terrorist hezbollah is abiding by hariri's dissociation policy.

Missing un520 02 May 2018, 11:39

We should we as lebanese citizen even think about supporting this terror group that hides behind the fig leaf called "resistance"? Is this operation in Western Sahara also to "protect our borders"? Of course not, its another chess move in the Iranian masterplan. This masterplan is what we got to resist, nothing else.

Thumb janoubi 02 May 2018, 12:06

Hizbullah Denies Morocco Accusations
Hizbullah Denies Bahrain Accusations
Hizbullah Denies Yemen Accusations
Hizbullah Denies Saudi Arabia Accusations
Hizbullah Denies Iraq Accusations
Hizbullah Denies Syrian Accusations
Hizbullah Denies Kuwait Accusations

Missing un520 02 May 2018, 12:50

Dont forget:
Hizbullah Denies Bulgaria Accusations
Hizbullah Denies Argentina Accusations
Hizbullah Denies Thailand Accusations

But, of course, its all about pilgrimage, protection of shrines, protecting Lebanons borders....

Missing hajjradwan 02 May 2018, 15:08

Hizbullah Denies then admits to involvement in Egypt
Hizbullah Denies then admits to involvement in Bosnia
Hizbullah Denies then admits to killing Captain Samer Hanna

Thumb EagleDawn 02 May 2018, 13:04

Shiisim at its most Shameless!!!!
At Every-Single-Juncture

Missing hajjradwan 02 May 2018, 15:06

They're Shiites like the Branch Davidians are Christians.

Thumb ashtah 02 May 2018, 14:57

Yesterday the second in command of the terror militia openly stated it is not in hezbollah's plans to attack or go to war with Israel. It is becoming clearer by the day that hezbollah's plan/objective is to overthrow Arab Sunnis regimes at the behest of its masters in Tehran.

Thumb warrior 02 May 2018, 15:19

and here is aounallah's response:

الرئيس عون: لبنان حريص على أفضل العلاقات مع الدول العربية ولا يمكن أن يكون ساحة للتدخل في شؤونها.۔14:45

Thumb shab 02 May 2018, 18:26

Well done Morocco

Thumb abul.3abed 03 May 2018, 06:32

الحريري: "حزب الله" لا يزال ملتزما بالتسوية الأخيرة وانا التزم النأي بالنفس ولولا ذلك لكنت اتخذت موقفا من قتل الأطفال بالكيميائي.۔