Algeria rejects ‘hasty’ EU comments after suspending friendship treaty with Spain: TV

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Algeria deplores and rejects “hasty” EU comments after its decision to suspend a 20-year-old friendship treaty with Spain, Ennahar TV reported on Saturday, quoting the foreign ministry.

Algiers was angered when Spain said in March it supported a Moroccan plan to offer autonomy to Western Sahara.

Algeria backs the Polisario Front movement seeking full independence for the territory, which Morocco regards as its own and mostly controls.

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The decision to block Algerian trade with Spain following a diplomatic row over Western Sahara could be a violation of European Union trade law, two senior EU officials said on Friday.

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