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SPLA continues attacks on Moroccan military bases for 34th day in row

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), 19 December 2020 (SPS) - The units of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA) continued Wednesday their attacks on the bases and positions of Morocco's occupation forces, along the wall of shame in the area of El-Guerguerat, the Sahrawi ministry of Defense said in a statement.

Trump exploits weakness of Arab countries to bring them to normalize with Israel

Ramallah, 19 December 2020 (SPS) -The Trump administration entered into collusion or complicity with the U.S. administration and with Israel to bring Arab countries to normalize their relations with Israel, said the former executive committee member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Hanane Achraoui.

HRW Press Release: Neither American recognition nor Moroccan repression can take away Saharawi rights

New York (USA) 18 December 2020 (SPS)- Human Rights Watch issued a Press release Today, stressing that neither US outgoing President, Donald Trump, recognition of Moroccan occupation nor the rising repression by Moroccan authorities against Saharawi civilians can take away Saharawi people’s rights to freedom and self-determination.

Following is the full text of the Press release as published on HRW website:

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POLISARIO addresses a letter to UN Member States on US outgoing President’s proclamation regarding Western Sahara

New York (United Nations) 17 December 2020 (SPS) -Member of the National Secretariat of the Frente POLISARIO and Representative at the United Nations, Dr. Sidi Mohamed Omar, sent a letter to Member States of the United Nations today containing the views of the Frente POLISARIO on the proclamation issued by the outgoing US President regarding Western Sahara on 10 December 2020.

Portugal's presidential candidate criticizes her government's silence towards Trump's proclamation

Lisbon (Portugal), Dec 17, 2020 (SPS) - The candidate for the presidency of Portugal and former member of the European Parliament for the Socialist Party, Mrs. Ana Gomes, criticized “the silence of the Portuguese government towards the proclamation made by the outgoing President of the United States, Donald Trump, to recognize Morocco's alleged sovereignty over Western Sahara in exchange for normalizing its relations with Israel”

Western Sahara: Trump's decision may create instability in Maghreb

Washinton (United States),  Dec 17, 2020 (SPS) - The recognition of the alleged Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara territory, announced recently by outgoing US president Donald Trump may undermine U.S. policy and raise significant problems of stability across the Maghreb, former United States National Security Advisor John Bolton said Tuesday.

Norway reaffirms its support for a political solution guarantees Sahrawi people right to self-determination

Oslo (Norway), Dec 16, 2020 (SPS) - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Ms. Ine Eriksen, stated that “the position of her country is firm and known by both parties, which is based on the support to a political solution in accordance with Security Council resolutions, whose latest resolution 2548 (2020) emphasizes respect for the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination.

The Right Livelihood Foundation: Trump’s proclamation on Western Sahara illegal and coming administration should reverse move

Stockholm (Sweden) 15 December 2020 (SPS)- The Right Livelihood Foundation issued a press release Today considering Trump’s decision to recognise the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara illegal and calling on Biden’s Administration to revert as soon as possible.

New Zealand reaffirms support to UN peace process and to the holding of a referendum of self-determination in Western Sahara

Willengton (New Zealand) 15 December 2020 (SPS)- New Zealand Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Nanaia Mahuta, reaffirmed today her country’s strong support tp the UN peace process in Western Sahara.

“New Zealand’s long-standing position on Western Sahara is unchanged and we remain strongly supportive of the United Nations peace process,” she stressed.

Christopher Ross: International community's approach to Sahrawi question remains unchanged

Washington, 15 December 2020 (SPS) - Former UN Envoy for Western Sahara Christopher Ross said on Monday that the decision of the outgoing US president Donald Trump, recognizing Morocco's alleged sovereignty over Western Sahara doesn’t change the international community approach on this conflict, recalling Algeria's "clear" position on the right of peoples to self-determination.

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