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Western Sahara media, activists criticize US decision to recognize Moroccan sovereignty

US President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the United States had accepted Morocco's claim to disputed Western Sahara and that Morocco and Israel were establishing full relations.

US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara has been met with criticism in the disputed African territory.

One Western Sahara media activist said that the administration’s decision was unsurprising and that the United States has backed Morocco in the conflict for years.

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