The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, has not ruled out the use of the African Union by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to impose respect for its sovereignty over all of its territories.
In an interview with the Algerian daily Al-Watan published on Sunday, the head of the Sahrawi diplomacy affirmed that the SADR, being a member state of the African Union, has the right to conclude defense agreements with other countries to impose respect for the integrity and safety of its territories.
Ould Salek, warned that Morocco’s irresponsible rhetoric on the situation in Western Sahara “would bring the region back to square one,” stressing the determination of Western Sahara people to continue its legitimate struggle for independence “by any means, including the military way.”
“Morocco and those behind it are abusing the Saharawi people and their patience. This patience has reached its limits,” he said.
“We call on Morocco to make peace but unfortunately it is currently holding a speech of incredible irresponsibility,” he regretted, warning that this speech “would bring the region back to square one, that is to say war.”
“Saharawi people have the right to defend themselves and the right of self-defense is recognized, that is why the Saharawis are currently mobilized to implement the decisions of the 15th Congress (of the Polisario Front) which consist in enforcing Western Sahara people’s right by any means, including military means.”
Deploring UN Security Council’s lack of action against Morocco’s recurrent violations of international legitimacy, the Foreign minister of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, said the UN and the Security Council “must assume their responsibilities and put an end to Moroccan presence in the last colony of Africa.”