The Spanish academic and writer, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, condemned the decision of the government of Pedro Sanchez to support the Sahara autonomy plan proposed by Morocco, considering that it is a “diplomatic failure”.
According to Reverte, Spain’s decision to support Morocco’s Sahara autonomy plan is proof of “the nullity of Spanish diplomacy” which has only been blackmailed by Morocco for years. “I will repeat it […]: Morocco has one of the most patient and effective diplomats in the Arab world, while Spain has a diplomacy that improvises. This is why they fight us without trembling,” he said.
The academic’s remarks sparked a series of reactions on social networks. ““Morocco is a dictatorship and Spain is a democracy… They throw a hundred children overboard and they don’t care, but we have to pick them up because we are a democracy,” one user wrote. “How much do we bet that Spain will be the big loser in this story? We have more serious problems that the government does not care about, ”criticizes another.