SADR government: Morocco in confusion following Sahrawi fighters' incessant shelling

Bir Lahlou (Sahrawi Republic), 19 November 2020 (SPS) - The government of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) said Tuesday that Morocco's statement following the King's call on the secretary general of the United Nations to intervene quickly to restore the ceasefire, translates the "confusion of the (Moroccan) occupation State following the incessant shelling by the fighters of the Sahrawi people's liberation army."

The Saharawi government dubbed the attacks carried out by the Moroccan occupation in El Guerguerat an "act of premeditated aggression that aims to undermine the efforts of the UN secretary general intended to calm the tension in the region."

"The Government of the Saharawi Republic strongly condemns the statement issued by the Kingdom of Morocco, following a telephone call on Monday between UN chief Antonio Guterres and the King of Morocco, where bellicose language and a hollow threat have been used".

The call "testifies to the confusion" of Morocco "following the incessant strikes of the Saharawi Liberation Army fighters triggered by its (Moroccan) military attack Friday at dawn against Saharawi civilians, who were peacefully demonstrating in the region of El Gueguerat, in the liberated territory of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR)."

"Moroccan occupation regime's lamentation regarding the ceasefire is a mere ploy that must not deceive anyone, because it is the one who violated the ceasefire," he stressed.

The Sahrawi government attributes the "full responsibility" to Morocco for the "serious" consequences of its action on the security and stability of the entire region." (SPS)