Sunday, September 11, 2016

Moroccan Escalation in El Guergarat : Polisario Front Refers Issue to Security Council
11/09/2016 - 10:44

New York (United Nations)- Polisario Front called Friday the UN Security Council to intervene to prevent Morocco from building a road crossing the Saharawi territories, condemning UN breaking of its previous commitments about the project.

In a letter to the chairman of the Security Council, just before a crisis meeting on Western Sahara, the Polisario Front expressed surprise over the position of the UN, which seems to "ignore its own decisions" about the project.

The UN, which opposed in 2001 and 2002 the construction of the road that may be considered as a violation to the ceasefire agreement, has given in to Morocco's blackmail today, by accepting to build and to finance the project by itself.

"It means that the United Nations will turn into a firm in charge of financing Morocco's projects," while, in three previous reports, it had considered the project as a violation of the ceasefire, Ahmed Boukhari, the representative of the Polisario Front at the UN, said in the letter. (SPS)

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