POLISARIO National Secretariat: UN inaction emboldens Morocco and puts the whole region at risk

Chahid El Hafed (Saharawi Republic) Jan 13 2021 (SPS) - Frente POLISARIO National Secretariat’s 3rd Ordinary Session, held on 11th, 12th and 13th January, denounced UN inaction in front of Moroccan provocations and violation of the ceasefire, considering that this attitude emboldened Morocco and encouraged it to persist in its provocative policies putting the whole region at risk of war.

In its Final Communiqué after debating various issues related to the latest development, the National Secretariat “denounced the inaction of the United Nations Secretariat and the UN Security Council and failure to hold accountable the party responsible for violating the ceasefire, namely the Kingdom of Morocco, through its military invasion of the buffer zone, its occupation of new Saharawi lands and the construction of a new military wall of separation.”

This UN inaction, the texts adds “and its gradual divergence of the peace process from its original path agreed upon under the original UN-OAU Settlement Plan, emboldened the Moroccan occupier to proceed with its policy of intransigence and arrogance disregarding all UN resolutions.”

POLISARIO, the communiqué recalls, “has alerted, in numerous official correspondences and positions, about the plans of the Kingdom of Morocco in the Guergarat region, and the need to stop it in order to avoid the collapse of the ceasefire and plunge the region into serious armed confrontations again,”

The Moroccan violations and provocations “therefore blew up the process from its foundations and brought the conflict back to square one, to open war, which has never been the choice of the Sahrawi people, but was imposed on them,” POLISARIO National Secretariat regretted.

It finally affirmed that the Saharawi people, and Frente POLISARIO, “will fight this war with the same persistence and determination it did before 1991, within the context of exercising its inherent right to resistance, as a national liberation movement using all legitimate means, including armed resistance, to enable its people to exercise their inalienable right to freedom and national independence.” SPS