Morocco's accusations against Ban Ki-moon, "mark of panics"

Brussels, 11 March 2016 (SPS) - Saharawi Minister Delegate for Europe Mohamed Sidati said Thursday in Brussels that Morocco's attack on the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is a sign of panic from Rabat, which has taken every action possible, over the past years, to undermine UN efforts to settle Western Sahara issue.

 

Morocco's accusations against the UN chief clearly show the "nervousness of Moroccan authorities which has resorted, once again, to pressure and blackmail," Sidati told APS.

 

Sidati denounced Morocco's practices to undermine the efforts of the United Nations to find a solution to Western Sahara conflict in line with the resolutions of UN General Assembly and Security Council.

 

He added that the real reason behind Moroccan authorities' aggressive response following Ban Ki-moon's visit to the region is "the legitimacy bestowed on Saharawi people's struggle through UN chief's gesture."

 

"Rabat, first, refused UN Secretary General's visit to Morocco and the occupied Western Sahara territories. Now, expansionist Morocco uses its usual method, namely invectives, pressure and blackmail, "the Saharawi official said. (SPS)

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