International community should compel Morocco to respect commitments

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ALGIERS- The international community must compel Morocco to respect its commitments concerning the organization of a self-determination referendum for the Sahrawi people and Morocco must respect the borders with its neighbors, Sahrawi Foreign Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Salek said on Saturday.

“If the international community accepts the annexation of Western Sahara by Morocco, there will be wars everywhere and that will be dangerous,” affirmed Mohamed Salem Ould Salek in an interview he granted to the Ivorian Youtube channel L’intelligent TV.

“The international community must compel Morocco to respect its commitments. Morocco must respect the borders of its neighbors,” he added.

He underlined that the war situation between Morocco and Western Sahara, since 13 November 2020, threatens the region of West Africa, calling on the international media to come and observe the situation.

Foreign minister of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) lamented the fact that the interests of some powers come before the respect of international legality.

“The Sahrawi people are victims of the aggression of their northern neighbor, but there is also a complicity within the Security Council which weakens the action of the United Nations “for the holding of a self-determination referendum, decided in 1991,” he added.

Ould Salek had clearly accused France of bringing the self-determination referendum within the UN Security Council to a standstill.

“France has also refused that the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) has a component in charge of enforcing human rights, letting Morocco commit several violations,” he underlined. (SPS)

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