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The US has reportedly been turning towards Morocco to bolster alliance against Iran

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The United States is reportedly relying on two African countries to reinforce alliance against Iran. According to Washington-based newspaper The Hill, the US is turning towards Morocco and Sudan as key partners for its plan to counter Tehran.

Washington’s plan, which pays much attention to Rabat and Khartoum, is «a larger American and Middle East alliance led by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabi», The Hill wrote on Wednesday.  

According to the same source, this alliance is also relying on Israel’s help. «The administration is offering key incentives for the two African countries (Morocco and Sudan) to soften relations with Israel to strengthen the alliance», The Hill explained.

«The outreach to Morocco and Sudan has to be seen as part of an overall effort on the part of Saudi Arabia to draw closer to the Israelis», Jonathan Schanzer, senior vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told The Hill.

«These are two countries that are not insignificant in the Arab League that could begin to undermine the statement ... contesting the Trump ‘deal of the century'», Schanzer said.

For the record, recent reports alleged that Israel has been discussing with the Trump administration a three-way agreement that would see the United States recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara in exchange for having Rabat take steps to normalize ties with Israel.

Without making mention of Iran, the reports suggested that this deal is expected to drum up support for Donald Trump’s peace plan and help Israeli Prime Minister gain support ahead of elections in Israel.

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