Moroccan regime has received successive slaps from international community

Algiers, 9 January 2020 (SPS) - Ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in Algeria, Abdelkader Taleb Omar said Thursday that the Moroccan regime has received "successive slaps" from the international community "following its transgression of international legality and its attempts to impose the fait-accompli policy in Western Sahara, whose UN resolutions affirm the right of its people to self-determination.

In a statement to the APS on the sidelines of a sit-in of solidarity with the Sahrawi people and in particular with Sahrawi women, organized by the Algerian Women's Forum at the headquarters of the Sahrawi Embassy in Algeria, the Sahrawi ambassador said that the withdrawal by NATO of a map of Morocco that included parts of Western Sahara by replacing it with another clearly delineating the internationally recognized borders between Morocco and Western Sahara was a "hard blow to the Moroccan regime."

"The Makhzen tried to create an outcry and invest in the first NATO map that did not initially include the internationally recognized borders between Morocco and Western Sahara, thinking it was a definitive position "before the Organization replaced the old map with a new map that" clearly defines the internationally recognized borders, he said.

The Sahrawi diplomat stressed that the exclusion of occupied Western Sahara by the European Union (EU) from the international agreement on passenger transport by bus known as "Inter-Bus" was "another blow to the Makhzen, who has not digested the case and hastened to mobilize his press to deny this information before the EU discloses it on its official website by publishing the contents of the agreement which confirms that it does not include the Sahrawi territories classified as Non-Self-Governing Territories.

The international community "tightens the noose around the Moroccan regime, because of its persistence to rebel against international legality, and its disregard of UN resolutions in an open manner, with the complicity of some colonial powers that provide support and protection to the UN Security Council."

Taleb Omar also expressed his "regret for the image being propagated by" the outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump, saying that "President Trump's supporters stormed Congress and the images we saw were a first in U.S. history" "so that the world knows who are the friends of the King of Morocco, who opened the doors of the Maghreb region to the Zionist entity," he said.

The Sahrawi Ambassador further expressed his "pride in the support of the just forces" for the Sahrawi cause.

"At the head of these friendly countries is Algeria, which remains a beacon for all liberation movements around the world," concluded the Sahrawi Ambassador. (SPS)