Although Moroccan officials have portrayed Secretary of State Pompeo’s visit to Rabat as a success, questions about the United States positions in the Western Sahara conflict and the reasons behind the absence of a Royal trip to Washington remain unanswered.

King Mohammed VI and Donald Trump
King Mohammed VI of Morocco and US President Donald Trump
Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.