UN calls for calm in the Maghreb

While Morocco continues to be silent, Algeria has undertaken a diplomatic offensive in international organizations after accusing Rabat to kill three civilians

UN
 calls for calm
 in the Maghreb

While Morocco continues to be silent, Algeria has undertaken a diplomatic offensive in international organizations after accusing Rabat to kill three civilians in a bombing in Western Sahara. Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra has sent missives to the UN, the African Union, the Arab League and the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OCI), the official press agency reported yesterday.

Lamamra stressed in his message " extreme gravity" of what happened on November 1 and calls the bombing "an act of state terrorism ." In addition , he warned that military action attributed to Morocco "porta imminent risks to security and stability in the Western Sahara and the entire region."

The Alauí Kingdom maintains a low profile, on the eve that this Saturday is celebrated the 46th anniversary of the Green March. On that date, while Franco agonized, 350,000 civilians convened by King Hasan II penetrated the territory of the Western Sahara Finally, the withdrawal of Spain from his colony. There is expectation to see if the current monarch, Mohamed VI, refers to the crisis during the discourse that is expected to pronounce this Saturday. In the previous approaches of him, in July and August, he handed his hand to the eastern neighbor of him.

For his part, Secretary General of the United Nations , António Guterres , has not yet been addressed directly to Morocco and Algeria on the new escalation of tension, but through his spokesman , Eri Kaneko , urged " dialogue to ensure that these tensions They calm down " . He also urged to provide an opportunity for the new special envoy for Western Sahara , Staffan de Mistura , " start their work and take the temperature at the ground to see how you can improve the situation."

Members of the UN mission for the referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) moved on Thursday to the area of the incident to carry out an investigation that will be delivered to Guterres.

The digital ' Mena Defense' , which advanced the attack on November 1 , published Friday reports that he says , pointing to " the involvement of a drone Turkish fighter Bayraktar TB -2 " along with a video showing one of these drone " flying over the region of Smara " in the territories of the Western Sahara occupied by Morocco . The kingdom has just acquired 13 ships this model Dron Turkey .

Updated Date: 09 November 2021, 00:07

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