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UN must assume responsibilities over "Morocco's provocations in Guerguerat"

APS - 13 February 2017

NOUAKCHOTT (Mauritania)- President of Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and Secretary General of the Polisario Front Brahim Ghali has called on the United Nations to assume its responsibilities and puy an end to "Morocco's provocations in the region of Guerguerat."

In an interview to the Mauritanian independent news agency "El-Akhbar," the Saharawi leader said the "United Nations and its Security Council must assume their responsibilities and exert pressure on Morocco to get it to abide by UN  decisions and resolutions, which provides for holding a referendum on Western Sahara people's self-determination."

The UN "should also get Morocco to respect the ceasefire agreement and allow MINURSO to immediately resume work," the Saharawi official said.

Ghali denounces the "shameless complicity" of France, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, "through its support of the intransigent position of Morocco, which refuses to abide by the international legality."

"Morocco's provocations in the region of Guerguerat and its violation of the ceasefire" have also been condemned by President Ghali.