Spain calls on Morocco to explain comments on disputed enclaves

Spain has summoned the Moroccan ambassador to explain comments by its prime minister over the Spanish north African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, which are claimed by Rabat. The spat comes at a sensitive time in relations between the two countries, in particular over the Western Sahara region, a former Spanish colony claimed by Morocco. US President Donald Trump earlier this month fulfilled a decades-old goal of Morocco by backing its contested sovereignty over the region.

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