MINURSO: Polisario urges Security Council to take action

Washington (United States), July 23, 2016 (SPS) - Polisario Front called Friday on the United Nations Security Council to take urgent measures to restore MINURSO (UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara) to full functionality and to establish a direct, high-level negotiation process between the Polisario and Morocco.

In a letter sent Friday to the chairman of the Security Council, the representative of the Polisario Front at the United Nations, Ahmed Boukhari, exhorted the UN body to take actions in the allotted time and to get Morocco's commitment to respecting the mandate of MINURSO."

"MINURSO must be able to work without any kind of interference or restrictions of movement, while defending the principles of UN peacekeeping mission."

Three years since the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2285 (2016) on MINURSO, which sets a deadline for the return of the expelled mission's civilian component, Morocco is still in flagrant violation of Security Council's decisions and the international law," he noted. (SPS)