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“Algeria not perceives Morocco as a rival, however as a possible enemy”

Tribune. The rupture of diplomatic relations with Morocco, introduced on August 24, is available in a context of vulnerability of the Algerian regime which has not stopped because the “Arab revolts” of 2011 to denounce plots in opposition to Algeria. The foremost occasions of the last decade in neighboring nations – the change of the Ben Ali regime in Tunisia, the overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya, the declaration of independence of Azawad in Mali, in 2012, and the Serval intervention, the Jihadist assaults in opposition to the In Amenas gasoline website within the south in January 2013 – are interpreted as proof of a need to destabilize the nation.

Deprecated by its incapacity to face the Covid-19 pandemic in addition to the fury of the fires ravaging Kabylia, the regime accused Morocco of complicity in these fires denounced as “Hostile acts”.

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To justify this new rupture of diplomatic relations, Algiers enumerates a protracted listing of grievances, which works again to the Algerian victims of the “warfare of the sands” of 1963, in regards to the delimitation of the border, then evokes the battle of Western Sahara and s ‘concludes by denouncing the hazard that represents for Algeria and for the area the normalization of relations between Israel and Morocco recorded in December 2020.

The Algerian authorities not understand Morocco as a rival however as a possible enemy, aspiring to destabilize a regime already weakened by an financial system undermined by the autumn within the worth of a barrel of oil in 2014, and by a political state of affairs within the nation. impasse because the emergence of Hirak, in February 2019, a peaceable motion calling for a democratic transition.

Breakdown of diplomatic relations

Within the eyes of the Algerian regime, there may be the “blessed Hirak”, the one who made it attainable to place an finish to the mafia abuses of the presidency of Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1999-2019), and “the cursed Hirak”, the one who claims a change of regime and which might be supported in response to the ability by forces “Imperial-Zionists”. “New Algeria”, the political and financial program of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, elected in December 2019, is meant to answer the calls for of the “blessed Hirak”.

The arrests and repression reply to threats from the “cursed Hirak”. Two organizations particularly are focused and thought of terrorists, the Islamist motion Rachad, which claims the legacy of the previous Islamic Salvation Entrance (FIS), and a Kabyle motion based in 2001 which claims the self-determination of this area of France. Algeria, the Mak (Motion of self-determination of Kabylia) which might be, in response to the accusations of Algiers, supported by Rabat.

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