Press release of F. Polisario after the announcement by Morocco of the rupture of its diplomatic relations with Iran

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Ministry of Information of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

Press release

After the announcement by Morocco of the rupture of its diplomatic relations with Iran, the Frente POLISARIO would like to clarify the following:

1. The Frente POLISARIO noting the decision of the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, announced on May 1, 2018, to break diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, which it accused of “arming, financing and forming the Front POLISARIO through the Lebanese Shi’ite movement Hezbollah “, I would like to categorically deny such allegations, for lack of any kind of foundation, and that it is nothing more than a pathetic reissue of previous unfounded slander, in which the Kingdom of Morocco tried to take advantage of the regional and international conjuncture in favor of its expansionist agenda.

2. The Kingdom of Morocco aims to adopt this measure, which denotes a banal political opportunism, strengthen its position within the new regional and international variables, as a trick to bypass the process of negotiations with the Saharawi party that was approved by the Security Council in its Resolution 2414 adopted last February 27; what puts Morocco in the difficult position of assuming its responsibilities within six months to collaborate in completing the process of decolonization of Western Sahara in accordance with the principles of international legality and the UN Charter.

3. The Frente POLISARIO also categorically denies the existence of military instructors or the military presence of any foreign power together with the Sahrawi People’s Liberation Army, the armed wing of the POLISARIO Front, which waged the war of national liberation with courage and heroism using exclusively of Sahrawi elements and staff.

Bir Lehlu, May 1, 2018