US Congress vetoes the establishment of a consulate in the ZZ.OO of Western Sahara

Washington, Oct 20, 2021 (SPS) - The US Senate Appropriations Committee passed a resolution prohibiting the State Department from using its financial appropriations to establish or operate a consulate in Western Sahara.

This important decision comes to embody the United States Congress's rejection of Trump's announcement of alleged Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara in exchange for Morocco officially recognizing Israel.

This step by the American Congress comes a few days after the letter sent by senior members of the Senate to the Secretary of State, asking him to work to enforce respect for human rights and a commitment to the right to self-determination in Western Sahara.SPS

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