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Algeria’s Resounding Silence Following UNSC Resolution 2703

by Wunna Htun
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Algeria has not yet made an official reaction to a security council resolution calling for a mutually acceptable solution to the Sahara issue, while reiterating the credible and serious character of Morocco’s autonomy plan.

The resolution repeated its call on Algeria as a party to the conflict to take part actively in the round tables process along with its proxy the Polisario, Morocco and Mauritania.

It also urged Algeria to conduct a head count of the population held in the Polisario-run Tindouf camps and deplored the degradation of human rights and living conditions there.

The same resolution mentioned Algeria six times- on par with Morocco- and urged a realistic, feasible and mutually acceptable solution based on compromise.

It further called for adapting the strategic focus of the peacekeeping mission the MINURSO to help the parties achieve a political solution, describing Morocco’s autonomy plan as serious and credible.

This same language prompted a hysterical reaction on the part of Algeria, following UNSC resolution 2603, when it declared its withdrawal and rejection of the round tables process.

Morocco has said there would be no political process without the active participation of Algeria as the genuine party that has perpetuated the conflict and blocked progress towards a political solution.

Since 2007, the UN Security Council dropped the unfeasible referendum option from its resolutions on the Sahara urging instead a mutually-acceptable solution.

As Algeria realizes that its separatist chimera in the Sahara is a dissipating mirage, the military junta in Algiers are emboldening their Polisario proxies to desperate moves including bombing civilians.

Four explosions due to projectiles fired onto Es-Samara killed one and injured three as investigations are ongoing. Moroccan officials say the attack bore the terrorism hallmark of the Polisario.

Resorting to terrorism would add the last nail to the Polisario and the Algeria-funded separatist thesis in the Sahara where at least 100 countries are backing Morocco’s autonomy plan as a political solution to an artificial conflict that has long lasted.

Source : TheNorthAfricaPost

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