Polisario Front calls for establishment of permanent checkpoint of MINURSO in Elguergarat

Shaheed El Hafed, August 21, 2016 (SPS) The Permanent Bureau of the National Secretariat (SN) of the Polisario Front on Saturday called on the United Nations and the Security Council to establish a permanent checkpoint in the area of Elguergarat to prevent any Moroccan violations of the cease-fire signed between the Polisario Front and Morocco in 1991 pending the decolonization of Western Sahara.

Meeting Saturday in an extraordinary session, chaired by the President of Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, the Office of the SN called for "immediate and decisive" action to stop these "hostile and irresponsible" behaviors and impose compliance with the terms of the existing agreement signed between the two parties to the conflict and return without delay the rest of the civilian component of MINURSO to its full functions. 

It also warned against the consequences that may arise from this situation that threatens the peace and stability of the entire region, according to a statement of the office of SN released the same day.

The Polisario Front called on the UN to place immediate sanctions against Morocco, to prevent the worsening of the situation in occupied Western Sahara, a theater of violations against the Saharawi population, with disastrous consequences.

"Moroccan forces mobilized military units, in violation of the area in question, supported by mobile units of transport, military engineering, and aerial reconnaissance," the president of Saharawi Arab democratic Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario front, Brahim Ghali, had said earlier in a letter to Ban ki-moon.

The Polisario Front had already warned that in the absence of direct pressure against Moroccan government from the international community on this uncompromising and adventurous approach could be translated as a green light by the Kingdom of Morocco to conduct a new military aggression against the Saharawi people. (SPS)