The letter is a few weeks ahead of the Security Council meeting in which the UN body will decide whether to extend the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara, MINURSO.
Rabat – Polisario leader Ibrahim Ghali sent another hostile letter about Morocco to the Security Council on Sunday.
The letter, published by the separatists’ “official” news agency, accused Morocco of “violations” in Western Sahara, citing UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s report.
Ghali also accused Morocco of putting up obstacles to “stop the process of settling the conflict.”
The letter comes two weeks before the meeting of the Security Council, whose 15 members are expected to meet by the end of the month to renew the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara, MINURSO.
The letter is the second of its kind this month from the Polisario Front. The “representative” of the front at the UN, Mohammed Ammar, also wrote a letter to the Security Council earlier in April to maneuver against Morocco.
“Morocco’s growing violations seriously undermine the new momentum created by the Personal Envoy and contradict the serious spirit we are supposed to have as parties as we engage in the peace process,” said the separatist representative.
Both Ghali and Ammar ignored the UN chief’s remarks about Polisario’s violations in the region.
The UN report also discussed Polisario’s violations east of Morocco’s defense wall, calling on the Polisario Front to meet in Rabouni, Algeria, with MINURSO members instead of insisting on meeting in Western Sahara.
The UN chief warned against major risks of tensions in the region due to Polisario’s military exercises in restricted zones.
“I nonetheless reiterate the importance of ensuring that no action, in particular of a military nature, be conducted that could risk creating tensions,” he said.