Rabat - Morocco has decided to react in a firm manner to Ban Ki-moon statements and escalation against Morocco. A statement released by the foreign ministry on Tuesday said Rabat has decided to reduce the presence of the UN Mission, known as MINURSO, in the Sahara.
Rabat – Morocco has decided to react in a firm manner to Ban Ki-moon statements and escalation against Morocco. A statement released by the foreign ministry on Tuesday said Rabat has decided to reduce the presence of the UN Mission, known as MINURSO, in the Sahara.
Salaheddine Mezouar, said a statement from the Foreign Ministry, “conveyed to the United Nations Secretary General the denunciation and total rejection by all the components of the Moroccan people of his unacceptable remarks about the Moroccan Sahara issue.”
Moroccan authorities believe that such actions “are incompatible with the responsibilities and mission of the S.G,” said a statement of the Foreign Ministry.
“Faced with this dangerous drift, Morocco decided a significant reduction of much of the civilian component and, in particular, the political segment of MINURSO.”
The Moroccan government has also decided to cancel the voluntary contribution granted by Morocco to the maintenance of MINURSO, the statement added.
At the same time, the Moroccan government has decided to consider the withdrawal of Moroccan troop engaged in peacekeeping operations.
Morocco reserves the legitimate right to resort to other measures that may be required to take to defend its supreme interests, sovereignty and territorial integrity
“It was recalled in S.G that the term “occupation” used to describe the presence of Morocco in its Sahara is a legal absurdity and a serious political error,” the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The use of this reference is an insult to the Moroccan people who made great sacrifices to gradually regain its independence and defend its territorial integrity.
The use of referendums mentioned to solve this regional dispute was and dismissed by the Security Council, says the same source.
The minister reiterated the urgency for S.G not to refrain from tackle the initiative of autonomy that retains its preeminence in Security Council resolutions.