Iran’s alleged support to Polisario Front: Moroccan allegations emanate from “cynical political opportunism”

Brussels, May 5, 2018 (SPS) - Sahrawi Minister for Europe Mohamed Sidati described Friday the Moroccan allegations on a so-called military support of Iran to the Polisario Front via Lebanese Hezbollah as “cynical political opportunism” aimed at “undermining the United Nations’ efforts” for the settlement of the conflict in Western Sahara.

“Morocco’s accusations emanate from a cynical political opportunism aimed at undermining the efforts of the United Nations,” he told APS.

Mohamed Sidati who “categorically” denied any military presence of any foreign strength alongside the Sahrawi people’s liberation army, pointed out that these allegations “the last of a series of provocative and unfounded assertions,” are meant to “discredit the Polisario Front and hijack the peace process in Western Sahara.”

“Morocco tries to take advantage of the current international trends in an attempt to strengthen its illegal occupation of Western Sahara,” he added, underlining that “there is no evidence to support Morocco’s unfounded claims.”

In this regard, Sahrawi minister said that Rabat’s accusations were made shortly after that the UN Security Council adopted a resolution 2414 extending the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) by six months.

“The resolution sent a clear and strong message to Morocco: It must resume negotiations without prerequisites,” affirmed Sidati.(SPS)