Morocco’s government commented on Polisario’s recent threat to defy UN restrictions in the Guerguerat buffer zone.
Rabat – Moroccan Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi said that the Polisario’s provocative threats to violate restrictions in Guerguerat will put Polisario in confrontation with the United Nations, not with Morocco.
El Khalfi added that the UN Security Council was clear in its recent Resolution 2440, which called on Polisario to “fully adhere to its commitments” in regards to the buffer zones and east of Morocco’s defense wall.
At a press conference on Thursday, El Khalfi said that Morocco “from the start of the ceasefire in the 1990s until today has been firm and will remain resolute and will continue to be firm on these provocations.”
Polisario threatened to disturb participants of the Monaco-Dakar Rally again this year.
In January 2018, the separatists also defied UN resolutions by penetrating the buffer zone and intercepting two participants of the rally challenge.
In October 2018, during the adoption of Resolution 2440, the Security Council called on Polisario to refrain from any maneuvers that would change the status quo of the region. It also called on Polisario to refrain from relocating or constructing any facilities in the areas that Polisario has long claimed as “liberated zones.”