Morocco recalls ambassador from Saudi Arabia

Diplomatic tension over documentary on Western Sahara

08 February, 14:59

    RABAT - Morocco has recalled its ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Mustapha Mansouri, for consultations. A documentary on Western Sahara has sparked the diplomatic crisis, which actually began with the ascent of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and concerns, among other things, the war in Yemen and Morocco's position on Qatar.
    Broadcast by Al Arabiya, the documentary on Western Sahara questions the territorial integrity of Morocco for an area of the desert contested for over 40 years.
    The ambassador explained to the daily 'le360' the reason for his return to Rabat, adding that ''relations between Morocco and Saudi Arabia are stable and historic but divergences are normal from time to time. It is a temporary crisis'', he said.

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