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King of Morocco condemns "unacceptable provocation" against Islamic values

February 8, 2014 at 2:54 pm

The King of Morocco has told US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that he condemns the “suspicious and unacceptable provocations which target the sacred values of Islam”, a reference to the US-made film which denigrates Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. King Mohammed VI also passed on his condolences to the American administration and people over the death of US Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three Americans in the attack on the US consulate in Libya.

The monarch spoke to Clinton by telephone on Sunday, officials confirmed. The two expressed their joint satisfaction at the course of US-Morocco relations, especially the Strategic Dialogue. They also reviewed the latest developments in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, the sources added.

On Sunday evening, more than four thousand Moroccans took part in a 3-hour march in Agadir in protest at the film. The march was led by the Justice and Charity Organisation (JCO). Although some demonstrators burnt the Israeli flag, security officials monitoring the protest did not intervene and the protest passed without serious incidents occurring.