Washington D.C. - The world has heard the Moroccan public’s appeal that the Western Sahara is Moroccan. However, world opinion has yet to hear Moroccan diplomats explain their nation’s reasons for denouncing the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's statement calling Morocco’s presence in its southern provinces an “occupation”.

Salaheddine Mezouar and Ban Ki-moon
Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.