Frente POLISARIO: Mission of MINURSO is organization of referendum

New York, August 15, 2014 (SPS) - The Polisario Front representative to the United Nations, Ahmed Bukhari, reminded Thursday the Moroccan party that the main mission of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) is the holding of the referendum on self-determination of the Saharawi people.
Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the UN made strange statements in which he requested the UN Secretary-General not to alter the MINURSO’s mission, according to his interpretation is to "ensure the ceasefire, reduce the risk of mine explosions and remnants of munitions of war, support the UNHCR Programme of confidence building, and exchange visits between the separated families".
"We want to remind the Moroccan party that the MINURSO’s only mission is the organization of a referendum to complete the decolonization process in the Western Sahara", indicated Bukhari Ahmed, highlighting that "the referendum was accepted and signed by Morocco with the Frente POLISARIO to make way for the implementation of the 1991 settlement plan and hence the implementation of the resolutions of the UN General Assembly and Security Council on the territory."
"The obstruction of the efforts of the international community by Morocco to continue its military occupation, the exercise of the most terrible forms of repression against the Saharawi people and the plundering of its resources require the UN to assume its responsibility with seriousness and credibility, ending the illegal occupation of our country and guaranteeing the rights of our people," he added.
Statements of Morocco’s Permanent Representative "reflect irresponsibility and disregard for international law for which only Morocco assumes its severe consequences." (SPS)