In an article entitled "A frivolous regime that takes hostage Algeria" published on the website "Machahid 24", Saoud Al Atlassi noted that Algeria will be the only loser of the dilatory maneuvers of the regime and its mismanagement, recalling that the late Sovereign, HM King Hassan II, had already predicted the frivolity of the said regime, for decades, in an answer to a French journalist who wondered if the immense oil resources of Algeria represented a reason for concern for Morocco.
He added that the late Sovereign had answered that "it would be, certainly, normal that I worry. But noting the way in which the Algerian regime exploits the immense wealth of the country, I am allowed to worry about the future of the Algerian people''.
Saoud Al Atlassi noted that this edifying answer of His Majesty King Hassan II is still relevant, with the great frustrations endured daily by the Algerian people, among others, the lack of basic necessities and deficits in the industrial and socio-economic infrastructure.
He underlined that all the maneuvers of the Algerian regime based on lobbying and media in its pay against Morocco are ultimately doomed to failure and serve the interests of the Kingdom which does not need to provide, in the face of this relentlessness, the least effort.
The writer-journalist cited, as an example, the interview given by the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, to the British channel BBC and during which the journalist questioned the U.S. official insistently, and four times, on the recognition by the United States of America of the Moroccanness of the Sahara.
In response, the U.S. Secretary of State affirmed that the U.S. recognition of the Moroccanness of the Sahara is irrevocable, stressing that the U.S. administration supports the efforts of the personal envoy of the UN Secretary General for a lasting and honorable settlement of this conflict.
Saoud Al Atlassi said that all maneuvers of the Algerian regime, relying on pressure groups in the U.S. Congress and others, have ended in total failure, recalling the statement of U.S. diplomacy at the end of a meeting in Washington between the U.S. Secretary of State, returning from a tour in Africa, with his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita, which stressed that the bilateral partnership is long term and firmly in line with common interests for peace, security and prosperity in the region.
In this regard, he referred to the conventions signed on December 22 in Rabat, including, among others, the U.S. recognition of the Moroccanness of the Sahara, to the great despair of all those who are in the pay of the Algerian regime, adding that the statement of U.S. diplomacy was clear in reaffirming that the Moroccan proposal for autonomy is serious, credible and realistic.
He concluded that the meeting last Monday in Washington between Blinken and Bourita backs the latest resolution of the UN Security Council and underlines the commitment of the U.S. administration to the efforts of the international community to resolve this conflict, under the auspices of the UN, while taking into account the Moroccan proposal for autonomy.