Morocco has no right on UN missions in Western Sahara, says WSAF

London, March 23, 2016 (SPS) - Morocco has not right on the mandates of the United Nations missions in the territories that are not under its authority, and allowing it to give itself this right would be a serious precedent, said Wednesday in London the international organization supporting Western Sahara in the  United Kingdom "Western Sahara Action Forum" (WSAF).

 

 

"Morocco is not authorized to dictate mandates on the UN peacekeeping mission in territories that do not belong to it, and allowing it to do so would be a serious precedent for the supremacy of international law, the exercise of the right to self-determination and the principle of territorial integrity," said WSAF in a statement to the Polisario Front's representation in London.

 

The organization also expressed "concerns" over Morocco's response following the visit of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to Sahrawi refugee camps and the liberated territories in Bir Lehlou, adding that the colonizer has no right on the UN missions.

The WSAF dubbed Morocco's response as "total contempt for Ban Ki-moon, the UN Security Council and also for the international law."

The UN confirmed Tuesday that it has closed its military liaison office in Dakhla, in the occupied Sahrawi territories, following the new measures decided by Morocco and targeting the military component of the UN Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

This measure made "direct dialogue" between MINURSO and the Royal Moroccan Army "more difficult," said the deputy spokesperson for UN Secretary General, Farhan Haq. SPS

 

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