December 2020

Polisario: New resolution adopted by UN on SADR, snub for Morocco

Algiers, 14 December 2020 (SPS) - Representative of the Polisario Front at the United Nations Sidi Mohamed Omar affirmed Saturday that the adoption by the UN General Assembly of a new resolution on Western Sahara is a hard blow for the Moroccan occupation and its attempts to distort the Sahrawi cause. 

Normalization in return for Western Sahara’s territory, futile choice in face of peoples’ will

Algiers, 14 December 2020 (SPS) - Algerian Minister of Communication, Spokesman of the Government Amar Belhimer affirmed that the choice to normalize relations with the Zionist entity in return for the territory of Western Sahara is a “futile” choice in the face of the peoples’ invincible will.

Conflict settlement in Western Sahara doesn’t depend on individual recognition, says Guterres

Algiers, 14 December 2020 (SPS) - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres underlined Saturday that the settlement of the conflict in Western Sahara isn’t dependent on the individual recognition of States, but on the implementation of UN resolutions.

NMLWS: “solution for Western Sahara is for UN to declare SADR independence and force Morocco out”

Abuja (Nigeria) 14 December 2020 (SPS)- The Nigerian Movement for the Liberation of Western Sahara (NMLWS), considered in a Press Release Today, that the just solution for the conflict of Western Sahara  should be for the UN to recognize SADR as an independent State and force Morocco out of the last colony in Africa.

South Africa: Trump’s recognition of Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara violates international and African legality

Pretoria (South Africa) 14 December 2020 (SPS)- South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr. Naledi Pandor, considered Trump’s recognition of Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara as a violation of the international legality and African Union Constitutive Act, in a statement on international developments for the year 2020, in Pretoria Today.

Sahrawi army continues attacks on Moroccan bases for 31st consecutive day

Bir Lehlou (Liberated Territories), 13 December 2020 (SPS)  - The Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA) continued its intensive attacks on Moroccan military bases behind the wall of shame on Saturday and Sunday, said a military statement number 31 from the Ministry of Defence.

Guterres: “solution to Western Sahara does not depend on recognitions of individual states but on Council resolutions”

New York (United Nations) 13 December 2020 (SPS)- The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, affirmed yesterday that the solution to the conflict of Western Sahara does not depend on individual states’ recognitions, but on the implementation of UN’s resolutions.

UNGA adopts resolution reiterating Sahrawi people's right to self-determination

New York, 13 December 2020 (SPS) - UN General Assembly adopted, without voting, on Friday a resolution in which it supports the solution ensuring Western Sahara people's right to self-determination.

In this resolution, the General Assembly reaffirms its support for the negotiation process with a view to "reaching a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution that will allow Western Sahara people to exert their right to self-determination."

OMSAC reiterates call for Sahrawi people self-determination

Geneva, 13 December 2020 (SPS) - The Global Security Organization against Corruption (OMSAC) on Saturday condemned "without reservation" the position of outgoing US President Donald Trump on Western Sahara and reiterated its call achieving self-determination of the Sahrawi people, a press release said.

Trump’s position upends US policy regarding Sahrawi question

Paris, 13 December 2020 (SPS) - The position of outgoing US President Donald Trump on Western Sahara set "a precedent in the policy of the American administration with regard to the Sahrawi question "and constitutes a "flagrant violation of Sahrawi people right to self-determination," Polisario Front representative in France, Mohamed Sidati, said on Saturday.

Pierre Galand : Western Sahara is not for sale

Brussels, 13 December 2020 (SPS) - Western Sahara is "not for sale", said on Friday Pierre Galand, President of the European Coordination of Support and Solidarity with the Sahrawi People (EUCOCO), in reaction to the decision of US President Donald Trump on the alleged sovereignty of Morocco over the occupied territory.

Algeria reaffirms that Western Sahara conflict is a question of decolonization

Algiers, 13 December 2020 (SPS) – Algeria has reaffirmed that Western Sahara conflict is a question of decolonization which can only be resolved through the application of the international law, said Saturday a communiqué of Foreign Ministry.

Strong international reactions against Trump’s announcement

Algiers, 13 December 2020 (SPS) - The international reactions continued on Friday denouncing the announcement of the outgoing American President Donald Trump of his recognition of alleged sovereignty of Morocco over Western Sahara, considering it a blatant violation of the right of the Sahrawi people and the international legality.

Russia: US President position on Western Sahara undermines international legal basis of Western Sahara settlement, threatens regional stability

Moscow, 12 December 2020 (SPS) - The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denounced the position of U.S. President D. Trump on Western Sahara, considering it threatening regional stability and undermining the generally recognized international legal basis of the Western Sahara settlement, in a statement today, Saturday.  

Trump decision against international law, provocation to Saharawi people (Palestinian academic)

Shaheed Al Hafed, 12 December 2020 (SPS) - The Palestinian Political Affairs Specialist, Dr. Chaker Chabat Abu Imad, indicated that normalizing ties between Israelí and Morocco in return for Trump’s recognition of Morocco’s alleged sovereignty over Western Sahara “is contrary to the international law”, adding that this proclamation “stirs the Saharawi people’s feelings.”

Saharawi fighters continue striking Moroccan army strongholds

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), 12 December 2020 (SPS) -The Saharawi People’s Liberation Army continues, for the thirtieth consecutive day, to target the strongholds of the occupying Moroccan army along the Wall of Shame, stated the Comuniqué No.30 of the National Defense Ministry.

NMLWS condemns Trump’s proclamation of support to Moroccan occupation in Western Sahara

Abuja (Nigeria) 12 December 2020 (SPS)- The Nigerian Movement for the Liberation of Western Sahara (NMLWS), condemned in an official statement Today, the “proclamation” by the US outgoing President, Donal Trump, of recognition of Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.

AU maintains support to Western Sahara self-determination despite Trump’s proclamation

Addis Ababa (African Union) 12 December 2020 (SPS)- The African Union maintains it position on Western Sahara, despite President Trump’s proclamation supporting Moroccan occupation.

Ms. Ebba Kalondo, Spokesperson of AU Commission chair, Moussa Faki Mahamat, said on her official Twitter account after Trump's twitts, that the AU supports the self-determination of Western Sahara through a free and fair referendum as decided by the UN Security Council.

ARTifariti 2020 kicks off vía online platforms

Seville (Andalusia), 12 December 2020 (SPS) - The fourteenth edition of the International Encounters of Arts and Human Rights of the Western Sahara (ARTifariti) kicked off today vía online platforms, with the participation of artists and human rights defenders from various countries of the world.

Ireland supports self-determination of the people of Western Sahara

Dublin (Ireland) 12 December 2020 (SPS)- The Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland issued a statement against Trump’s latest recognition of Moroccan occupation in Western Sahara, indicating that Ireland maintains its position and supports self-determination of the people of Western Sahara.

Following is the full statement published Today on the Ministry’s website:

Germany and Canada support UN-sponsored definitive solution to Western Sahara issue

Berlin (Germany), 12 December 2020 (SPS) - The Federal Government of Germany confirmed its steadfast position regarding the conflict of Western Sahara, in its commentary on Trump’s decision recognizing Morocco’s alleged sovereignty over the Western Sahara.

In a press release on Friday, German government reaffirmed its traditional stance in supporting a just, durable, acceptable and political negotiated solution under the auspices of the United Nations.

UNGA reaffirms legal status of Western Sahara as decolonization issue, responsibility of UN towards Sahrawi people

New York (UN), 12 December 2020 (SPS) - The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved a new resolution calling for the completion of the decolonization process in Western Sahara.

The resolution affirmed the United Nations responsibility towards the people of Western Sahara, waiting to be enabled to exercise its right to self-determination and independence.

James Baker, III: Trump’s position on Western Sahara “shocking and deeply disappointing’

Washington (USA) 11 December 2020 (SPS)- Former US Secretary of State, James A. Baker, III, strongly criticized outgoing President, Donald Trump, “deal” with Morocco over Western Sahara, in a written statement published Today of which SPS received a copy.

ANC: Rights of Saharawis and Palestinians to self-determination shall not be derailed by Trump’s “deal”

Pretoria (South Africa) 11 December 2020 (SPS)- The African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa issued a press release in reaction to Trump’s position in favour of the occupation of Western Sahara, stating that Saharawi and Palestinian rights to self-determination shall not be derailed by Trump’s “deal”.

Sweden’s Position on Western Sahara unchanged and support to self-determination

Stockholm (Sweden) 11 December 2020 (SPS)- Swedish Prime Minister, Ms. Ann Linde, affirmed in a statement Today that her country position on Western Sahara remains unchanged, following unilateral position expressed by US outgoing President, Donald Trump, supporting Morocco’s illegal occupation of Western Sahara yesterday.

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