France wants conflict in Western Sahara to continue (Sahrawi official)

Algiers, 12 April 2021 (SPS) -Ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to Algeria Abdelkader Taleb Omar said Sunday that “France wants the conflict in Western Sahara to continue,” as evidenced by the decision of the ruling party La Republic en Marche (LREM) to open an office in occupied Dakhla.

In a statement to APS, Taleb said that "the position of the ruling party in France does not promote any political solution to the conflict in Western Sahara but rather accentuates the situation, and "France assumes full responsibility for this conflict that continues.”

The Sahrawi people "will face all the malicious plans" hindering their right to self-determination and colonial France does not want the Sahrawi cause to be settled within the framework of international legality, but works to prolong the conflict,” he continued.

The French party "La République En Marche" follows the path of former U.S. President Donald Trump, especially since Macron's party calls the city of Dakhla in the occupied Sahrawi territories "southern territories of Morocco,” said the same official.

He justified the sensitivity of this decision by the fact that it reflects the policy of France, especially since it comes from the ruling party and not from a simple political formation.

The policy of France is "contradictory and hypocritical", he said denouncing the position of the ruling party in France, which is a "violation" of international legality and the right of the Sahrawi people.

He recalled the position of the United Nations (UN) Security Council and the European Union (EU) in favor of a peaceful solution under a UN framework.

Taleb Omar did not rule out "the involvement of France in the supply of Morocco with new military technologies, such as drones and satellites,” stressing that the Sahrawi people will face by all means "the bellicose plans of Morocco and its allies.” (SPS)