“A blatant violation”: Sahravis was outraged by Pompeo’s announcement that the US embassy would open in the Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara. The decision comes two weeks after the United States became the first country to recognize Morocco’s claim to sovereignty over illegally occupied territory.
Defenders of the Sahrawi Freedom Party have informed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the United States will open a “virtual” diplomatic mission in the Western Sahara as the first step in establishing a permanent embassy in the United States. The area occupied by Morocco, was vehemently rejected.
“Saharavis We are fighting for our full sovereignty over our Western Sahara; we do not need your permission to do so.
-Minet Larabas Suidat,
Sahravi Women’s National Union
Pompeo G. In a statement The United States “establishes a virtual presence for Western Sahara, focuses on promoting economic and social development, and soon a full-fledged embassy will follow.”
The State Department says the virtual position, which allows U.S. officials to conduct diplomatic and other matters remotely, will be administered by the US embassy in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.
The development comes almost two weeks after President Donald Trump reached an agreement Announced The United States recognized the illegal occupation of Morocco in exchange for the North African kingdom building full diplomatic relations with Israel, making it the first country to recognize Morocco’s claim to sovereignty in the Western Sahara.
The King of Morocco, King Mohammed VI, acknowledged that the United States recognized his country’s claim to the Western Sahara as a “historic turning point.” AppreciatedProponents of Sahrawi’s independence condemned the move.
Polycario Front – United Nations Recognized Sahara Algerian-backed National Liberation Movement – Contains US Report Stamped “Blatant Violation of the Charter of the United Nations and International Legal Resolutions”.
In addition, Section 49 Fourth Geneva Conference (PDF) An “occupation force should not deport or transfer a portion of its own citizens to the area it occupies”, which has been violated in Israeli-occupied Palestinian and Syrian territories and in Morocco in the Western Sahara.
Following Pompeo’s announcement, there was widespread outrage when the comrades and international human rights activists condemned the move.
We go up when you go down. Your empty slogans about human rights will never affect our future. Saharanis We are fighting against our absolute sovereignty over ourselves # Western Sahara, We do not need your permission to do so
– மினெட்டு லராபாஸ் சூய்தாட் (in மினெட்டு_லராபாஸ்) December 24, 2020
– Eric Goldstein (old Goldsteinric) December 24, 2020
Palestinian land belongs to Israel as Western Sahara belongs to Morocco – NO !!!
Join Godepink in rejecting occupation and colonialism from the United States to Palestine to the Western Sahara. Add your name now! https://t.co/NgRkcCb59U
– Ariel Gold Ariel #FriesLatkes (riArielElyseGold) December 15, 2020
“The last colony of Africa“Western Sahara was invaded by Moroccan and Mauritanian forces in 1975, and Spanish colonial forces withdrew from their former territory. Former King Hassan II ordered the strengthening of Moroccan control over a country rich in phosphate and fish.”Green Tuesday“Hundreds of thousands of Moroccan civilians flock to Western Sahara to settle in the vast desert.
Meanwhile, the Moroccan Armed Forces Do horrible atrocities (PDF) When they drive almost half of the Sahrawi population to neighboring Algeria.
Moroccan occupation forces Built The 1,700-mile-long, sand wall to evacuate mostly Algerian fighters from the Western Sahara, while the Sahras in their occupied homeland are being used by the UN. The referendum was denied and they waited decades for the promise.
The Policario Front has opposed the occupation for 45 years, and today controls a quarter of the Western Sahara under the name Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), which is controlled by dozens of United Nations member states. Approved However, since it was announced in 1976. However, more than half of these countries have withdrawn or withheld its recognition.
Moroccan immigrants make up about two-thirds of the population of about 600,000 today.
A weak 1991 ceasefire between Morocco and Polisario rebels continues Until last month, SADR leader Brahim Khali announced it after Moroccan forces opened fire on peaceful protesters.
Within the occupied Western Sahara Suppress The Moroccan Armed Forces brutally suppress all forms of opposition and severely restrict freedom of expression, movement, association and the press.
One step International Amnesty International Report since 2015 (PDF), as well as documents from local and international human rights groups, arbitrary arrests and imprisonment, enforced disappearances and torture Some tactics It uses the power of aggression to control territory and population.
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