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President Brahim Ghali does not rule out repeat of “Gdeim Izik” scenario in Guerguerat, warns against pushing toward escalation

7 months ago at 02/Oct/2020 146

President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, affirmed on Thursday that he does not exclude a recurrence of the “Gdeim Izik” scenario in Guerguerat, warning that harming any Sahrawi would prompt a return to war.

President Brahim Ghali said, in an exclusive interview with the Algerian TV, on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the Sahrawi National Unity Day, that he “does not rule out a repeat of the Gdeim Izik scenario in Guerguerat,” and that “there is a consensus among the Sahrawi people that the passage must be closed,” warning in this regard that “any harm done to any Sahrawi means a return to war.”

The Sahrawi president reiterated that there will be no solution without self-determination and independence, stressing that the Sahrawi people is ready to sacrifice for their homeland.

He expressed hope that the United Nations organization will assume its responsibility, and that Morocco will be held accountable for its actions.

President Brahim Ghali recalled the complete stalemate in the Sahrawi issue, despite the Sahrawi side’s insistence on the United Nations and the Security Council on the need to work hard and continue efforts for a final solution.

He clarified that “the decision of the Polisario Front to reconsider the way of dealing with the United Nations peace process in the region, was taken due to the Security Council’s 24/94 recommendation of the last year, which is considered a deviation from the efforts of the United Nations.”

In this regard, he affirmed that “there are great powers in the Security Council that have practiced a policy of blackmail and tried to obstruct the mission of MINURSO, the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara,” noting explicitly that “France wants to limit the mission of MINURSO to monitoring the ceasefire only.”

He warned that “the beginning of the deviation of the United Nations is reflected in changing the content of the missions of special envoys to the region”.

Finally, President Brahim Ghali praised “Algeria’s position on just causes in the world, which is consistent with the principles of November 1st, which despite all the conspiracies and intrigues, it remained steadfast,” stressing that “Morocco is envious of Algeria for its firm stance on just issues.” (Sumoud)

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