Sahrawi Prime Minister Abdelkader Taleb Omar called Saturday on the UN Security Council to assume its responsibilities in the protection of peace and security, and intervene to stop Moroccan "crimes" against the Sahrawi population, by putting pressure on Morocco to comply with the legitimacy and respect its international commitments.
In a speech read on behalf of Sahrawi President, General Secretary of Polisario Front Brahim Ghali, the Premier said at the opening of the 8th Congress of Sahrawi Workers that "peace in the region is in danger, the UN Security Council, notably France, must assume its responsibilities in the protection of peace and security by putting pressure and sanctions on the Moroccan occupier to end its intransigence and contempt towards the UN."
"After more than 41 years of blatant violation of international law by Morocco, through its military invasion of Western Sahara, its crimes against the Sahrawi people and its flagrant abuse of the legitimate rights of this people" continue, regretted Taleb.
The Sahrawi Prime Minister stressed that the policies of escalation, provocation and blackmail conducted by the Moroccan occupier will have "disastrous" consequences on the region, describing the tension in Al-Guergarat zone, in southern Western Sahara, as flagrant Moroccan violation of the ceasefire agreement signed by the two parties to the conflict, the Polisario Front and Morocco, under UN auspices in 1991.
He also denounced "the deliberate intention of Morocco to provoking a military confrontation that could threaten peace, security and stability in the region," reaffirming "the readiness of the Sahrawi people and its heroic army to counter all Moroccan violations and defend their rights."