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UN denies false statements attributed by Moroccan Media to UN Secretary General on the illegal breach in Guerguarat in Western Sahara

2 years ago at 29/Sep/2020 232

The Sahrawi government confirmed Tuesday, in a statement issued by the Ministry of Information that the news recently published by the Moroccan News Agency about the alleged statement of the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, regarding the illegal breach in the Guerguerat region, in Western Sahara, was false and unfounded news.

“The Moroccan News Agency, MAP, notorious for spreading out fake news, has recently attributed to the UN Secretary-General, Mr António Guterres, a press statement reportedly made through his deputy Spokesperson, in which the Moroccan agency has claimed falsely that the Secretary-General had made a call on the Frente POLISARIO in relation to the illegal breach made by the Moroccan occupying army across the wall of shame in Guerguerat in Western Sahara,” said the statement of the Sahrawi Ministry of Information.

“The SADR Ministry of Information affirms that, based on the official clarifications received by the Frente POLISARIO from the United Nations, the Office of the Spokesperson of the UN Secretary-General did not issue any official statement on behalf of the Secretary-General on this subject contrary to what was reported by the Moroccan News Agency,” the statement added.

The statement stressed that the frantic media campaign orchestrated by the media of the Moroccan occupying state is taking place at a time when the Security Council is expected to consider the report of the UN Secretary-General on the situation concerning Western Sahara and to adopt a resolution on the renewal of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) in the coming month.

The statement also recalled that the Moroccan misinformation campaign is nothing but a propaganda exercise designed deliberately to divert the attention of the Security Council away from the real issues that underlie the current stalemate in the peace process caused by Morocco itself when it declared its refusal to go forward with the implementation of the UN-OAU Settlement Plan in 2001. (Sumoud)

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