GOP Ally Blasts Trump’s Decision to ‘Trade Away’ Western Sahara to Morocco

The Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a close ally of President Donald Trump on Thursday blasted the White House decision to declare the contested Western Sahara territory as part of Morocco along with an announcement that the Arab country established relations with Israel. « Today’s White House announcement alleging Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara is shocking and deeply disappointing. I am saddened that the rights of the Western Saharan people have been traded away, » Sen. Jim Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, said in a statement. « The president has been poorly advised by his team; he could have made this deal without trading the rights of a voiceless people. »

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