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Date of posting : October 11, 2016

Moroccan Ambassador Deconstructs Algeria’s False Status of Observer in Sahara Issue

The Ambassador of Morocco to the United Nations in New York, Omar Hilale, deconstructed, before the 4th UN Commission, with evidence, Algeria’s false status of observer in the Sahara issue.

Despite its denials, the responsibility of Algeria in the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara is undeniable, stressed Hilale, before asking a series of questions about the responsibilities of Algeria in this dispute.

Who created the ‘Polisario’ and is providing it with political and military support for 40 years? This is not an observer country. It is Algeria. Who is mobilizing all its diplomatic apparatus against its neighbor, Morocco? This is not an observer country. This is Algeria, he noted.

Who spends billions of dollars from the Algerian taxpayer to finance a separatist group that has proven links with the international and regional terrorism? This is not an observer country. It is Algeria. Who refuses to reveal to its own MPs the budget reserved for the ‘Polisario’? This is not an observer country. It is Algeria, Hilale went on to say.

He also wondered who proposed the partition of the territory of the Sahara and its population to the former Personal Envoy James Baker in 2001. Who officially rejected the draft Framework Agreement of Baker in 2001 and then in 2002? This is not an observer country. It is Algeria.

Algeria continues to mislead the international community and lie to its own people behind the false position of defending the principle of self-determination, Hilale concluded.