Minister of Foreign Affairs: Morocco's irresponsible rhetoric may bring region back to square one

Algiers, 12 October 2020 (SPS) - The foreign minister of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, warned that Morocco's irresponsible rhetoric on the situation in Western Sahara "would bring the region back to square one," stressing the determination of Western Sahara people to continue its legitimate struggle for independence "by any means, including the military way."

"Morocco and those behind it are abusing the Saharawi people and their patience. This patience has reached its limits," Ould Salek said in an interview with El-Watan daily on Sunday.

"We call on Morocco to make peace but unfortunately it is currently holding a speech of incredible irresponsibility," he regretted, warning that this speech "would bring the region back to square one, that is to say war."

"Saharawi people have the right to defend themselves and the right of self-defense is recognized, that is why the Saharawis are currently mobilized to implement the decisions of the 15th Congress (of the Polisario Front) which consist in enforcing Western Sahara people's right by any means, including military means."

Deploring UN Security Council's lack of action against Morocco's recurrent violations of international legitimacy, the Foreign minister of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, said the UN and the Security Council "must assume their responsibilities and put an end to Moroccan presence in the last colony of Africa." (SPS)