Leaked cables: Morocco lobbied UN to turn blind eye to Western Sahara in ‘House of Cards’ operation
The Moroccan government intercepted United Nations communications and used “unethical tactics” in a “House of Cards”-style operation designed to get the organisation to turn a blind eye to the humanitarian situation in Western Sahara, according to a leaked UN report.
The leaked report is a UN analysis of correspondence between the Moroccan government and the country’s permanent ambassador to the UN in Geneva and later New York, Omar Hilale, in the period from January 2012 to September 2014. The Moroccan correspondence was made public last year by an anonymous source using the @chris_coleman24 Twitter handle.
Western Sahara, a Victim of an Imperfect International Order
The Western Sahara is a victim of an imperfect international order, an international law easy to violate and a realpolitik which sabotage the rules, wrote Leelo Hoy newspaper last Friday.
The uruguayan newspaper recalls that ” Western Sahara is, actually, one of the 17 territories not autonomous under supervision of the UN Decolonization Committee, was registered in this list in 1960 while it still a Spanish colony”. Immediately afterward, it noted that “55 years after, it still in the same list, this time as a colony of Morocco”. “It is victim of an imperfect international order, an international law easy to violate and a realpolitik which sabotage the rules”, newspaper concludes.
AU adopts decision of PSC on Western Sahara
The 25th Summit of Heads of State of the African Union, held in Johannesburg, has adopted the decision presented in the report of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) on Western Sahara.
Sahara Press Service