Spain has tried over the past days to divert the attention of public opinion and has engaged in maneuvers aimed at concealing the true origin of the crisis between Morocco and Spain, which lies in the fact that Madrid preferred to scheming with the enemies of Morocco regarding a fundamental issue for the Kingdom and Moroccans, said Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Expatriates Mr. Nasser Bourita, on Thursday, May 20, 2021.
The Spanish maneuvers seek to turn those responsible for this crisis into victims, the minister told MAP, recalling that if there is a crisis between Morocco and Spain, it is because Madrid has ruled, in a sovereign way, to maneuver with the enemies of the Kingdom and to welcome on its territory someone who “makes war on a daily basis to Morocco”.
Spain has acted in this regard in a way that raises a lot of questions towards a respectable neighboring state, he said, adding that the beginning of the crisis goes back to April 17 and that since then Spain and its justice have preferred to look elsewhere regarding the presence on Spanish territory of someone accused of war crimes, crimes against humanity, rapes and serious human rights violations going so far as to provide him with a fake identity.
All the Spanish maneuvers to divert attention from the real origins of this crisis “do not fool anyone, in any case do not fool and do not impress Morocco,” the minister pointed out.
Bourita stressed, in this regard, that the Spanish authorities “must first be transparent with their own public opinion and with their active forces”, adding that it is not through media reports, insults and media bombardment that this reality will be obscured.
“Morocco will continue to require clarifications and will continue to consider that this is the root of the crisis,” he insisted, noting that the logic of humanitarianism no longer fools anyone.
The humanitarian has never dictated that we go through shenanigans. Humanitarianism is not done in secret, said Bourita, who called on Spain to recognize and assume “its concerning attitudes” and to avoid “double language”. ”
Morocco does not blackmail, Morocco is clear about its positions, its actions and its attitude”, Bourita pointed out.
The minister condemned the “unprecedented media hostility” launched in Spain against Morocco. “We are witnessing an instrumentalization and mobilization of all the media with shocking and unacceptable terms sometimes coming from senior officials,” he noted. The terms used in this campaign, such as “blackmail”, “aggression” or even “underdeveloped country”, show that “some circles in Spain must update their knowledge about Morocco”, he noted.
“The Morocco of today is not the Morocco of yesterday. Morocco has no complex,” said the minister, adding that the media aggressiveness over the past days shows that it is in Spain that there is a complex with regard to Morocco.
Proud of its achievements, Morocco is an emerging country and Spain knows it, said Bourita, specifying that it is “these reflexes of the past which are revealed today and which show this discrepancy between Morocco in the Spanish imagination and the real Morocco.”
Some people in Spain, he said, cannot admit that the Kingdom has preserved its stability and ensured its economic progress and social development through the reforms carried out under the leadership of His Majesty the King.
“It is time to clarify all this and for Spain to define what it seeks from this partnership,” Bourita concluded.