Morocco: An Angry King Pulls Out

Secure behind a 750-mile-long desert wall of sand and rock, the armed forces of King Hassan II of Morocco have gained the upper hand in their almost nine-year struggle with the Marxist guerrillas of the Polisario Front for control of the 103,000-sq.-mi. Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony. Last week, however, Morocco suffered a major diplomatic defeat. During a four-day summit in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, a majority of the 50 states in the Organization of African Unity agreed for the first time to seat the Polisario Front as a full member. An angry Hassan responded by pulling...

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