Tue 27/07/2021

Iran: Morocco should refrain from committing human rights violations, implement UN resolutions on Sahrawi people right to self-determination

5 months ago at 09/Mar/2021 90

The Republic of Iran has called on Morocco to stop its violations of human rights in Western Sahara and to implement the United Nations resolutions calling for enabling the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination.

In a document published recently by the United Nations on states’ positions on issues of decolonization – Somoud has obtained a copy of it – the delegation of Iran to the United Nations affirmed that Morocco is desperately trying to conceal its failure to fulfill its commitment to granting the Sahrawi people the right to self-determination that the international community has long promised, in accordance with international law and the UN Charter.

The Iranian delegation said that Morocco was required to fulfil its commitment to the Sahrawi people, to refrain from human rights violations, and to implement United Nations resolutions on the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination, a right that the Moroccan government had ignored for decades.

The Iranian delegation highlighted that the Islamic Republic of Iran reaffirms the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination, in line with General Assembly Resolution 1514 (XV), and expresses its support for the negotiation process aimed at reaching a just and lasting political solution acceptable to the two parties, Morocco and the Polisario Front, which would allow the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination.

The Iranian delegation to the UN concluded by saying that the international community must commit to implementing all United Nations resolutions on Western Sahara, and supporting the people of the region in their quest for self-determination.

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