Washington DC -  Morocco needs an intense diplomatic campaign to draw  international attention  to the United Nations and European Union’s double standers in tolerating  Spain’s harsh crack down on Catalans rights to vote for independence while disparaging Morocco despite its more comprehensive attitudes in the western Sahara. An active Moroccan involvement in the Catalan conflict will not lessen Spain’s’ mistrust of its southern neighbor’s long-term intentions but will certainly dampen Madrid’s support of the Polisario.

Catalan independence referendum, Catalonia, Catalans, Spain
Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.