Tuesday, April 02, 2013 9:48 am
Morocco: Disputed Western Sahara a risk for region
The Associated Press
Youssef Amrani called the situation in Western Sahara "unacceptable" and said it "represents a risk to the zone" in remarks to Spanish government officials and business executives in Madrid. He is the No. 2 official in Morocco's Foreign Ministry.
Amrani's comments Tuesday came several weeks after an attempt to restart negotiations over the future of the territory annexed by Morocco in 1975. The United Nations is worried Islamic militants could move into the sparsely populated former Spanish colony. The Polisario Front is fighting Morocco for independence, and peace talks broke off last year.