Morocco Claims Iran Threatening "Africa's Spiritual Security"

(Al-Araby al-Jadeed-UK) Basma El Atti - Morocco's Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita warned a parliamentary committee last week of Iranian attempts to infiltrate Africa. "Iran plans to enter West Africa and to spread the Shia doctrine in the region." Bourita vowed to protect "the spiritual security of Africa" from Iranian attempts to spread its influence. Morocco severed diplomatic ties with Iran in 2018, when it accused Tehran-backed Hizbullah of training Polisario Front separatist fighters against Morocco in Western Sahara.

2022-01-31 00:00:00

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