Everyone Has To Sing Praises To His Beloved
Henry A. Kissinger – Abdelaziz Bouteflika transcript, 1975
by Karlis Krecers
This file was declassified in 2006, although went unremarked at that time. It has a critical importance regarding the conflict of Western Sahara because the (then) minister of foreign affairs and current president of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, asked US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to "stop economic and military aid", which would have meant an embargo on Morocco. This file concerns the whole Maghreb region, and particularly Morocco-Algerian relations, and was the basis for the top story of the Moroccan newspaper Tel Quel (www.telquel-online.com) on Saturday, December 19, 2009.