The Polisario Front vowed today to press on with its fight for Western Sahara, a day after President Donald Trump announced the US would back Moroccan rule over the area. Western Sahara is a disputed and divided former Spanish colony, mostly under Morocco’s control, where tensions with the pro-independence Polisario have simmered since the 1970s. The Algerian-backed movement holds a fifth of Western Sahara and has campaigned for a vote on self-determination through decades of war and deadlock. The US decision was ‘null and void’, said Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, foreign minister of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, emphasising that the international community ‘does not recognise and will not recognise any Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara’. Sovereignty ‘belongs exclusively to the Sahrawi people,’ he told AFP.