Argel, 28 nov (EFE).- La República Árabe Democrática Saharaui (RASD) acusó hoy al gobierno español de dejarse embaucar por Marruecos y lanzar una alerta de seguridad «injustificada» sobre el presunto riesgo de un atentado de corte yihadista contra ciudadanos españoles en los campos de refugiados saharauis situados en la región desértica de Tinduf, en el oeste de Argelia.
En un comunicado enviado a Efe, La Rasd subraya que «resulta extraño y sospechoso» que la alerta se haya hecho pública inmediatamente después de una visita a Madrid del ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de Marruecos, Nasser Bourita, quien este miércoles fue recibido en el Palacio de la Moncloa por el presiente del gobierno en funciones, Pedro Sánchez.
«El Gobierno de la República Saharaui y el Frente Polisario expresan su profundo pesar y sorpresa por esta declaración sospechosa, porque la advertencia de no visitar los campamentos de refugiados saharauis no está justificada, excepto si hay razones políticas u objetivos que son el resultado de la sorprendente complicidad. No solo se dirige contra los refugiados, sino también contra el país de acogida de esos refugiados». afirmó. EFE
Comunicado completo del Gobierno saharaui en ECS: «El gobierno saharaui y el Frente Polisario reafirman que hasta el momento no hay advertencias sobre posibles amenazas de Seguridad que impidan visitar a los campamentos de refugiados saharauis, conocidos por su seguridad»
SAHARA PRESS SERVICE: Saharawi Republic criticises Spanish Government’s attempts to distort the reputation of the Saharawi refugee camps | Sahara Press Service
Following is the full text of the Communiqué translated from Arabic:
Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic
Ministry of Information
Bir Lehlou, 28 November 2019
The Spanish Foreign Ministry issued a strange statement on Wednesday advising its citizens not to visit the Sahrawi refugee camps, arguing that it did so due to security threats that it claims could be caused by growing instability in the Republic of Mali.
The Government of the Saharawi Republic and the Polisario Front express their deep regret and surprise at this suspicious statement, because the warning against visiting the Sahrawi refugee camps is not justified, except if there are political reasons or objectives that are the result of the striking complicity that doesn’t only target these refugees alone but also the hosting country of the refugee itself.
It is regrettable that the Spanish government continues to persecute the Sahrawi refugees even after it was behind their forced exodus from their homes, forty-four years ago, because of its conspiracy with the Moroccan state of occupation, which sought to exterminate them bombarding them with internationally prohibited napalm and white phosphorus.
It is regrettable that the Spanish government, which is the main cause of the tragedy of the Sahrawi people, is still seeking to harm this same people’s noble struggle and tarnish the image of the Sahrawi refugee camps, while evading its responsibility to end their suffering by solving the problem it has created.
Instead, the Spanish Government seeks once again to create ambiguity and confusion, and even paint a made up picture of the horror and imminent danger in the Sahrawi refugee camps, after it had previously sought to compel humanitarian organizations there to stop their activities, and thus reduce the humanitarian support provided to these refugees, in full synchronization with the campaign led by Morocco and France to the same end.
The Sahrawi government and the Polisario Front reaffirm that there is absolutely no basis for such warnings to visit the Sahrawi refugee camps, which are well-known for their safety. As for the terrorism in the Sahel, it is also well-known who is encouraging, supporting and creating problems for the countries of the region, as this phenomenon feeds mainly from the drugs originating from the Kingdom of Morocco, the largest producer and exporter of cannabis in the world.
While condemning this irrelevant statement, unsurprisingly coming immediately after the meeting of the Spanish Foreign Minister with his Moroccan counterpart, the Sahrawi government and the Polisario Front call on the Spanish government to stop this shameful targeting of the Sahrawi people and to assume its political, legal and moral responsibility towards them through the acceleration of the decolonization of Western Sahara, by enabling the people of the country to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination and independence. (SPS)