Rabat - Nearly a month after Morocco announced its decision to cut ties with Iran, Secretary General of Iranian proxy Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah has denied that his party has a relation with the Polisario Front.
Rabat – Nearly a month after Morocco announced its decision to cut ties with Iran, Secretary General of Iranian proxy Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah has denied that his party has a relation with the Polisario Front.
This is the first time for Nasrallah to comment on the Polisario-Hezbollah collusion publicly. Nasrallah made his remarks on Friday in a televised address marking Lebanon’s Resistance and Liberation Day.
“We do not have a relation with the Polisario Front,” said Nasrallah. He also claimed that Morocco presented no proof of the Polisario-Hezbollah collusion.
“The motive behind this accusation was to sever Morocco’s ties with Iran.”
Nasrallah’s statements came three days after Moroccan Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita reiterated Morocco’s accusations in an interview with US-based news outlet Fox News.
In his discussion with Fox News, Bourita warned that Iran’s interference in Arab nations’ internal affairs “is unlikely to stop.”
“I think it is clear that the interference of Iran in the internal affairs of the Arab and Muslim countries won’t stop in (the) Middle-East and in the Gulf countries,” Bourita said.
Morocco cut ties with Iran on May 1, accusing the Iranian-backed movement Hezbollah for supporting the Polisario Front and training its separatist members in the Tindouf camps of Algeria.
Since Morocco announced its decision to sever ties with Iran, Bourita has repeatedly stated that Morocco presented detailed evidence to Iran documenting the Polisario-Hezbollah collusion.
The evidence includes details and “proven and precise facts: dates of visits by senior officers of Hezbollah in Algeria, dates and venues of meetings with Polisario officials and a list of names of agents involved in these contacts,” Bourita said in a previous interview with Jeune Afrique.