Thursday, April 05, 2007

The Saharawi president

Mohamed Abdelaziz: "Any solution that does not respect our right to self-determination is unacceptable"

Chahid El Hafed, 01/04/2007, (SPS) The President of the Republic, Mohamed Abdelaziz, underlined that "any solution that does not respect our right to self-determination is unacceptable", in a speech during a luncheon he offered on Saturday at the presidency on the occasion of the religious holyday of Iid El Maoulid with the presence of some hundred Saharawi personalities, notables, members of the Polisario Front’s leadership, members of the Saharawi Government, Parliament in addition to many national cadre.

"Any solution that does not respect our rights to self-determination and independence, is unacceptable", he underlined, indicating that the Moroccan dilatory manœuvre will only lead to the deterioration of the stability and security of the region.

The Head of the State, who tackled in his speech many subjects, "sources of legitimate preoccupation of all Saharawis", underlined that the Saharawi political direction "clearly informed the United Nations, the member States of the UN Security Council and many other government about the Saharawi people’s categorical refusal of any solution that does not respect the international legality, the Saharawi people’s right to self-determination and independence".

"We indicated to the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ke-moon, during our recent visit to New York, that the big mistake that was committed in 1975 when Spain and Morocco aborted the efforts of the UN in the decolonisation of the Western Sahara, should not be committed again 30 years after. The Moroccan attempts to impose the colonial fait accompli through the so-called autonomy plan, in addition to be unilateral, illegal and unacceptable, will only submerge the region in a new period of instability, war and sufferings" for both Saharawi and Moroccan peoples, the President of the Republic said.

Mr. Abdelaziz stressed that the Saharawi State is an irreversible reality. We want the entire world to know that it is the choice of all Saharawis, starting from the children in schools in the occupied territories to the fighters in the Saharawi military regions, they are all unanimous around the Republic, the national flag and around their only and legitimate representative, POLISARIO Front, and they are all determined to defend their rights to freedom and independence by all legitimate means in their possession, without restriction".

In this respect, the Head of the State paid "a vivid tribute to the Saharawi resistant, women, children and militants in the occupied territories of the Western Sahara, in the south of Morocco and even in the Moroccan cities and in the Diaspora, who give proof to the Moroccan government that it is impossible to break the will of unified and resolute people, who above all is peacefully defending his legitimate rights to dignity, freedom and independence by civilised ways".

In another subject, Mr. Abdelaziz informed the very attentive audience that the Saharawi government is facing these last years increasing pressures from the international humanitarian organisations, "which think that they can break the Saharawi people or force them to give political concessions".

For these organisations, Mr. Abdelaziz declared that "the Saharawi people will never cede its legitimate rights", and will never accept humiliation because of its needs, underlining that "the dignity of our people comes in the first place and for it the Saharawi people is ready for all sacrifices".

On another hand, the Head of the State criticised the position of France, "that scorns the international legality and provides Morocco with an unconditional support in its colonial adventure in the Western Sahara", regretting at the same time the position of the Spanish socialist government which I increasingly hostile to the Saharawi people’s legitimate rights. (SPS)

060/090/000/TRD 011980 APR 07 SPS

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