SADR and POLISARIO condemn the inclusion of Western Sahara territorial waters by Morocco

Bir Lehlu, July 06, 2017 (SPS) - the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and the Frente POLISARIO has strongly condemned in a statement the decision of the Moroccan government to decide to include Saharawi territorial waters in its territory.

"The government of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and the Frente POLISARIO consider that the bill adopted today by the Moroccan government, which delimits the border between Western Sahara and the Canaries, is null," stresses the statement from the Ministry of Saharawi Information.

The Saharawi government considered that the decision adopted today by the Moroccan government "constitutes a flagrant violation of international law and the status of Western Sahara as a non-self-governing territory, registered in the UN Decolonization Committee," the statement said. The decision contradicts "the decision of the International Court of Justice of 1975 and the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union, which established that Western Sahara and Morocco are distinct territories."

Finally, the Saharawi government argues that "this decision without political and legal effects at the international level, is a flight forward with the objective of hiding the difficult situation that Morocco is experiencing at the internal, African and international levels," the statement concludes. SPS