SPAIN-MOROCCO

Tension flares over genocide killings

NEWS

April 14 th, 2015

On the sidelines of a meeting Monday of foreign ministers of the EU and the countries around the Mediterranean, ??in Barcelona, the head of Spanish diplomacy, Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, met his head-to-head Moroccan counterpart, Salaheddine Mezouar. The meeting was held to try to defuse the tensions that arose last week between the two countries. The decision was by a Spanish judge on Thursday to refer the matter of eleven officials, Moroccan police and military for "genocide" killings "between 1975 and 1991 in Western Sahara to a court. Western Sahara is a former Spanish colony. Moroccans described the judge’s decision as "unfair".


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