Yesterday in Algiers, in a new escalation action against Morocco, Algeria prevented a Moroccan security delegation from participating in an international anti-terrorism forum. This forum was under the supervision of the US and sponsored by the UN Security Council. It was about activating the Algerian government to criminalize ransom payment to terrorist organizations that specializ in hostage-taking.
The U.S., through the Global Forum for Combating Terrorism, invited the Moroccan delegation. The Algerian newspaper, Daily Annas, confirmed in its February 6th issue that Algerian officials justified this decision by the fact that the names of the representatives of the Moroccan security delegation were not initially on the list of invited forum guests.
According to the same source, Morocco’s ambassador in Algeria, Abdallah Belkeziz strongly protested at the U.S. Embassy in Algeria against this escalation, which breached all diplomatic norms and international conventions.