UN: Morocco Kicks Polisario out of Third Meeting on Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones

United Nations-  Morocco has kicked Polisario out of the Third Meeting on Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones, which was held Friday at the UN headquarters in New York. "Despite the maneuvers of Algeria and its friends, the separatists were kicked out of the room where the Third Meeting on Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones was held," a UN diplomat told MAP. Algeria counted on this meeting to "insidiously" introduce SADR repr ...

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Official Highlights Values Governing Morocco’s Policy Over Western Sahara

Rabat - Communication Minister and Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi highlighted, on Thursday in Rabat, the immutable values governing Morocco's policy over the “Western Sahara.” During a press briefing following the weekly cabinet meeting, held under the chairmanship of head of government Abdelilah Benkirane, the minister highlighted the autonomy proposal which constitutes the framework that would ...

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UNSC Draft Resolution on Western Sahara Maintains Status Quo

New York- Less than a week before the adoption of a new resolution on the renewal of the mandate of the MINURSO for one more year, the United States circulated to the members of the Security Council the draft resolution that will be put up for vote next Tuesday. The draft resolution, which was obtained by Morocco World News, is almost 100 per cent identical to the resolution 2152, which was adopted by the U ...

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Western Sahara: Senegal Reaffirms “Firm” Support to Morocco’s Autonomy Plan

Rabat - Senegal reaffirmed on Thursday in Jakarta its "firm" support to Morocco's proposal to grant large sovereignty to its southern provinces (the so-called Western Sahara) while maintaining its sovereignty and the integrity of its territory. In a speech before participants at the Asia-Africa Summit, held in the Indonesian capital, the head of the Senegalese delegation stressed that his country continues ...

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UNSC Draft Resolution Renews Call for Political Solution to Western Sahara

New York - The new draft resolution on the Western Sahara calls on Morocco and the Polisario to step up their efforts in order to reach a political and mutually acceptable solution to the Western Sahara conflict. The UN Security Council is set to hold a plenary meeting next Tuesday to adopt a new resolution that will renew for one more year the mandate of the United Nations Mission in the Western Sahara, kn ...

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In a Letter to Security Council, Morocco Calls for Census in Tindouf

New York- Omar Hilale, Morocco’s Ambassador to the United Nations, addressed on Monday a letter to the Security Council on the embezzlement of humanitarian aid by the Polisario and Algeria. In the letter obtained by Morocco World News, the Moroccan diplomat draws the attention of the Security Council to the letter that the Moroccan Delegate Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mbarka Bouaida, addressed on March 20 ...

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Ban Ki-moon Highlights “Need” to Conduct Census in Tindouf Camps

New York- The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has called for the registration of the population living in the Tindouf camps in his annual report to the United Nations on the “Situation in the western Sahara.” While making no recommendation on the expansion of the MINURSO, Ban Ki-moon’s report highlights the need to conduct a census in the Tindouf camps. “I note continuing questions abo ...

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Ban Ki-moon Releases His Annual Report on Western Sahara

New York- The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon released on Friday his annual report on the situation in the Western Sahara. The report, which was obtained by Morocco World News, was submitted to the members of the Security Council pursuant to resolution 2152 by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 April 2015. ...

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USA Reiterate that Morocco’s Autonomy Plan Is ‘serious, realistic, and credible’

Washington - The United States on Thursday reiterated that Morocco’s autonomy plan is "serious, realistic, and credible". "The United States’ policy toward the Western Sahara has remained consistent for many years. The United States has made clear that Morocco’s autonomy plan is serious, realistic, and credible, and that it represents a potential approach that could satisfy the aspirations of the people in ...

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Western Sahara: Ban Ignores AU’s Request to Address Security Council

New York- In a new twist in the arms wrestling between Morocco and the African Union on the Western Sahara conflict, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has ignored a request from the African Union to circulate a letter to the members of the Security Council allowing the AU to address the Security Council during its upcoming meeting on the conflict later this month. In addition to requesting to add ...

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Morocco Refuses Any Involvement of African Union in ‘Western Sahara’ Issue: FM

New York  - Morocco expressed its categorical refusal of whatever role or involvement of the African Union in the so-called Western Sahara issue. Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar made it clear in a letter sent on Wednesday to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. In the letter, Morocco reiterated its firm stand against any involvement of the African Union after the latter contacted the UN concerning the ...

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International Forum Stresses Pertinence of Autonomy as Solution to Western Sahara

Laayoune - Participants at the international forum on the Sahara highlighted, on Wednesday in Laayoune, the pertinence of the autonomy initiative as a sound basis for resolving the artificial dispute over the Western Sahara. The Forum's final statement stresses the need for transcending the unfounded allegations of the polisario by adopting a realistic approach in favour of the autonomy initiative as a basi ...

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