Morocco blames Spain for spats and says the weather has caused an immigration crisis

Rabat-Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita accused Spain of diplomat quarrels between the two countries on Thursday, saying that this week’s mass migrant travel from Morocco to Ceuta’s outlying land was due to weather and tired border guards. Stated.

Morocco seems to have loosened its border control with Ceuta on Monday, with thousands of migrants flowing into the excursion. This move is widely interpreted as a retaliation for Spain’s acceptance of an independent leader in Western Sahara.

Brita, who spoke to Reuters, Spanish news agency Efe and Morocco news agency MAP in a briefing, warned that Rabat would be more aggressive than in the past, saying, “Today’s Morocco is not a thing of the past, Spain is You need to understand this … “

Rabat resigned as ambassador to Madrid this week over Spain’s decision to hospitalize Polisario Front leader Brahim Ghali and took him to the country for saying Morocco was a pseudonym Algerian passport. It was.

“As long as the cause of the crisis continues, it will not return the ambassador,” Brita said.

“If there are problems or crises, it’s because Spain preferred to act on the emotions of the Moroccan people on the fundamental issues of the kingdom and coordinate with Moroccan enemies,” he said.

Madrid called the influx of immigrants a “serious crisis for Spain and Europe,” and Spanish defense minister Margarita Robles accused Morocco of sending Spain by blackmail on border issues.

Brita rejected the accusation, and the episode shows that Morocco is “bearing” the fight against immigrants to Spain, with 20,000 security forces deployed for that purpose. He said he was.

He said the influx into Ceuta was the largest in a few years, and such an incident was not the first, not the last. He added that sunny days made it easier to swim in small bays and the border guards were tired after Eid al-Fitr’s vacation.

“There are no changes to Morocco’s land equipment and no one can pass through the land,” he said.

By Zakia Abdennebi