By Irina Tsukerman and Anis El Okbani
Arancha González Laya, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, known for her violence against Bourita, tried to trick Biden to extract support from him for the scam voted on 6/10 by the European Parliament in the form of a hostile resolution to the Kingdom of Morocco concerning Ceuta, Moroccan occupied city, following the migratory incident.
President Biden and his administration thwarted the trap with a diplomatic response.
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: “Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya to reaffirm the strong U.S.-Spain alliance, friendship, and Transatlantic relationship. Secretary Blinken emphasized the U.S. A commitment to migration conducted through regular channels and in a safe, orderly, and humane manner. The Secretary also reiterated U.S. support for NATO, including an increase to common funding, and highlighted our commitment to work with the EU and other partners to address shared challenges, including in the Middle East, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.”
Reading the response from the Biden administration and contacting our sources who confirmed the scathing response.
At no time was there reference to the bilateral crisis between Morocco and Spain, nor to the decision of the American recognition of the sovereignty of Morocco over its Sahara, nor to the occupied city Ceuta, nor to the attempt Europeanize the crisis through Spain by instrumentalizing the European Parliament.
Better yet, the Biden administration confirmed in the terms of its response that the occupied city of Ceuta (and thereby Mellilia) does not fall under NATO protection. And by that, the resolution which implicated Europe to uphold a colonial scandal by declaring that the borders of Europe are in Africa, Ceuta and Mellilia occupied.
The Biden administration has more interest in dealing with internal issues and economic recovery and strategic challenges that endanger the security of our country than in wasting time on skirmishes between neighbors.
The hand of the Spanish services and their Algerian counterparts, mentors of the Polisario terrorist movement and their ally Hezbollah is flagrant. The trap did not work.