Morocco strongly condemns Polisario’s actions, which violate the military agreement and dangerously threaten the ceasefire deal, said Morocco’s permanent representative to the UN.
Rabat – Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the UN Omar Hilale has counted off Polisario’s provocative actions conducted in restricted areas in Western Sahara.
Hilale recalled that Polisario conducted military maneuvers with heavy equipment and live ammunition in the town of Mehriz on January 6.
The following day, Polisario moved an “administrative structure” to the same town and claimed it a “liberated zone.” On January 8, the Polisario also deployed two military vehicles in the buffer zone of Guerguerat, according to Hilale.
Hilale addressed two letters to the Security Council and the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres.
“On the behalf of the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, I would like to bring to your attention that the Polisario persists in its violations and provocations in the Guerguerat buffer zone, as well as in the east of the defense system in the Moroccan Sahara,” Hilale’s letters read.
Hilale added that the actions constitute a “flagrant violation of the provisions of Resolution 2414 of April 27, 2018, in which the Security Council ordered the Polisario to withdraw immediately from the Gurgeurat buffer zone and ordered it not to engage in destabilizing acts of relocation of administrative structures to the east of the defense system in the Moroccan Sahara.”
The letters also said that Polisario’s acts represent a “reprehensible denial of the commitments of the Polisario not to return to the buffer zone of Guerguerat, nor transfer any structure to the east of the defense wall.”
Polisario’s actions do not violate only Resolution 2414, but also the recently adopted Resolution 2440, which clearly urged Polisario not to conduct any action that might change the status quo of the region.