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Intel: How Morocco used anti-Iran rhetoric to score its first bill in Congress

The Polisario Front soldiers drive a pick-up truck mounted with an anti-aircraft weapon during sunset in Bir Lahlou, Western Sahara, September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra          SEARCH “POLISARIO” FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.     - S1BEUKRIISAA

Morocco’s use of anti-Iran rhetoric, coupled with its newly hired conservative lobbyists, is finally yielding tangible dividends: its first standalone bill in the 115th Congress. And it just so happens that the bipartisan legislation comes down in favor of Rabat’s stance on the disputed Western Sahara.

Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., has partnered with Gerry Connolly, D-Va., and Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., to introduce a nonbinding resolution “condemning the recent provocative actions of the Polisario Front and its foreign supporters,” echoing Morocco’s accusations that Iran and Hezbollah support the Algerian-backed independence movement.

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