United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, September 21, 2021.
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Kiosk 360. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has put an end to Algerian propaganda on the alleged representativeness of separatists, saying that the Polisario has no legal status at the United Nations.
In his latest report on the Moroccan Sahara, the UN secretary general put an end to the controversy sparked within the fourth commission of the UN General Assembly on the representativeness of the puppet republic of Tindouf. The daily Al Ahdath Al Maghribia reports, in its edition of Thursday, October 14, that Antonio Guterres explicitly declared that the Polisario had no legal status with the United Nations. In reality, this observation is not new since all the UN reports designate the Polisario as “a representative in New York”, but never as “a representative at the UN”.
This declaration destabilized the separatists and their Algerian backers who tried to cover up their disappointment by creating a real uproar around a hypothetical “celebration of the day of unity”. But you cannot hide the sun with a sieve, and the Polisario will never benefit from a legal, even political, status. International law requires that one must be a state, normally constituted, in order to claim membership in a world organization made up of member countries. Thus, in this kind of international forum, there is no place for armed separatist groups.
The daily Al Ahdath Al Maghribia reports that each time the lie of the representativeness of the Polisario is exposed, Algerian diplomacy deploys all its arsenal to try to minimize the impact of its defeat. But this time, the pill was bitter since it was the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, who denounced Algeria’s false propaganda. During the work of the fourth commission of the UN General Assembly, the representative of the Polisario was registered on the list of speakers in the Moroccan Sahara affair.
The observers were able to note that the so-called Sidi Omar had intervened as a representative of the Polisario and not as an alleged ambassador the ghostly “SADR”. It should be remembered that the so-called Mohamed Amar had addressed to the members of the Security Council a letter in which he affirms that the Polisario center at the UN is built on solid legal bases. The Polisarien then tried, in vain, to deny the words of the Moroccan ambassador, before the special committee of 24, as to the legal character of the question of the Moroccan Sahara recognized, moreover, by the international community.