Polisario Front backs Security Council's call to maintain MINURSO mandate

Washington (United States), 26 March 2016 (SPS) - Polisario Front has expressed support to United Nations Security Council's call for the keeping of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), Sahrawi representative to the UN, Ahmed Boukhari, said Friday.

Boukhari asks for "firm measures" against Morocco.

"We support and back Security Council's call to Morocco for the MINURSO to be able to carry on its mission, based on Security Council resolutions," Boukhari told APS.

The Sahrawi official made the comment in response to the statement the UN body made on Thursday, and in which it expressed "serious" concern over the retortion measures taken by Morocco against MINURSO.

The Polisario Front "shares with the Security Council this concern and also its position on the peacekeeping operations, which fall exclusively within the competence of the Council and not Morocco's." (SPS)

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