Bir Lehlou (Sahrawi Republic) 18 November 2020 (SPS) The Sahrawi Government has launched this Wednesday an urgent call on all countries around the world and public and private sectors to refrain from any activity of any kind in the Sahrawi Territory that has become an open war zone, according to a communiqué issued by the Ministry of Information of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Spokesperson for the Government
The Sahrawi Republic declares that it is in a situation of self-defence owing to the act of aggression launched by the Moroccan occupying forces on the Sahrawi Territory on 13 November 2020 in Guerguerat and the movement of the forces out of their positions in flagrant violation of the military agreements signed with the United Nations.
The war imposed upon our people, which the Moroccan regime itself has admitted having ignited, makes the entire Territory of the Sahrawi Republic, including its terrestrial, maritime and air spaces, a war zone where military confrontations between the Sahrawi People’s Liberation Army and the Moroccan occupying army are ongoing.
Consequently, the Government of the Sahrawi Republic launches an urgent call on all countries of the world and public and private sectors to refrain from any activity of any kind in the Sahrawi Territory that has become an open war zone.
Under the circumstances of the war of aggression imposed upon our people, the Sahrawi Republic remains committed to the principles of international humanitarian law and to our people’s legitimate right to self-defence, and it will continue to engage seriously with international and African efforts to resolve the conflict peacefully based on the full respect for the inalienable and non-negotiable right of the Sahrawi people to freedom and independence.”