National Secretariat denounces Morocco's defiance of international legitimacy and Security Council

Shaheed El Hafed, August 01, 2016 (SPS) The Office of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front denounced Sunday Morocco's defiance of international legitimacy and Security Council resolutions, in a statement following a meeting chaired by Brahim Ghali, President of the Republic and Secretary-General of the Polisario Front.

The Office called on the Security Council to stand firm against the intransigence of the Moroccan occupier and implement its latest resolution on the return of the civilian component of MINURSO so that it can fully exercise its functions and secure a timetable for the organization of a self-determination referendum for the Saharawi people.

The meeting requested the United Nations to assume its full responsibilities and exert pressures and sanctions necessary to put an end to Moroccan illegal occupation of Western Sahara, dismantle the wall of shame that constitutes a crime against humanity.

It condemned the repressive practices, harassment and military siege imposed by the Moroccan occupying state on the population of the Intifada of independence in the occupied territories of Western Sahara and southern Morocco.

It noted the support of the Security Council during its briefing on Tuesday to the efforts of the UN Secretary General and his Personal Envoy and its call on the Kingdom of Morocco to engage in the process of negotiations to find a solution to the Saharawi-Moroccan conflict, and therefore the completion of the decolonization of Western Sahara, the last colony in Africa.

The statement criticized the "shameful" position of some countries known by its colonial past for their support to the Moroccan expansionist policy and their involvement in the looting of the wealth of the people of Western Sahara, a territory registered on the UN GA list of colonial countries and peoples waiting for their right to self-determination and independence.

The meeting also reviewed a report about the deliberations of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) concerning the case between the Polisario Front and the EU Council and Commission following the cancellation of the agricultural agreement concluded in 2012 between the EU and Morocco.

In this context, the Office expressed conviction that Europeans will opt for law, legality and justice, in accordance with the values and principles of the EU in favour of protection the wealth of peoples and their inalienable rights to self-determination and independence. (SPS)