Referring to Morocco’s decision to sever diplomatic ties with Iran, the US State Department told the Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) that its condemnation is partially linked to Morocco’s decision to sever ties with Iran and its “destabilizing” regional action.
Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, announced the nation’s decision to cut diplomatic relations with Iran due the country’s alliance with the Hezbollah movement in a press conference on Tuesday, May 1.
Furthermore, the Moroccan government announced the existence of detailed evidence of Hezbollah’s military training and arms delivery to the Polisario Front on May 2.
The US State department added that Iran “remains a designated State Sponsor of Terror and Hezbollah remains a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.”
“The United States seeks our partners’ support to neutralize Iran’s destabilizing influence, constrain its aggression—particularly its support for terrorism and militants—and restore a more stable balance of power,” the statement concluded.
The announcement comes on the heels of US President Donald Trump’s decision to end US participation in the Iran nuclear deal, announced Tuesday evening.