The Spanish government has a legal and political responsibility that it must assume towards Morocco (Dr. Cherkaoui Roudani)

Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 8:11 pm Rabat – The Spanish government must assume its legal and political responsibility towards the Kingdom of Morocco, Spain’s strategic partner, underlined, Sunday, the geopolitologist Cherkaoui Roudani. In an intervention on the channel “Medi1 TV” about the allocation by the government of the Canary Islands of direct financial aid to an association supporting the separatists of the “polisario”, Dr. Roudani noted “the double discourse in Spain where many parties are opposed to Morocco’s strategic interests (…), especially after the momentum set in motion following the opening by many countries of general consulates in Dakhla and Laayoune and the recognition by the United States of the Moroccan character of the Sahara, in addition to the recent positions of Latin American countries within the 4th United Nations Commission, which called for a political solution to this artificial conflict, mutually acceptable in accordance with international legitimacy, which gives Morocco its right to sovereignty over the southern provinces ”. The university professor noted that the regional government of the Canary Islands should have invested these sums to resolve the structural problems in the Islands, especially since “the region of Las Palmas and the Canary Islands is living at the rate of a social crisis in cause in particular of the coronavirus and the Las Palmas volcano which caused heavy socioeconomic damage ”. In addition, the political scientist underlined that the report of the European Anti-Fraud Office (Olaf) on the fate of the European aid sent to the kidnapped in the camps of Tindouf confirmed that this aid “would have landed in the hands of groups terrorists, especially in the Sahelo-Saharan region ”, insisting that“ the Spaniards owe it to themselves to know the truth about this and what certain regional governments are up to ”. In this regard, he stressed that “Morocco is setting itself up as the last bulwark against the terrorist groups which have their eye on Spain”, recalling that the United Nations recently published a report on suspicious funds intended for the financing of terrorism, in particular in this region, without knowing the fate of these funds which come from Spain, which means that no one knows what could happen to them tomorrow ”. On the other hand, the political scientist clarified that the allocation of this direct financial assistance to an association which supports the separatists of the “polisario” reminds the inhabitants of the Canary Islands of the memory of the separatist attacks of the 70s and 80s, in particular for the families of the victims of these attacks. In noting, in this sense, that the president of the Association of victims of terrorism in the Canary Islands, Lucia Jimenez, condemned this act, as she had previously denounced the refusal of the lawsuit brought against the head of the “polisario”, Brahim Ghali, for crimes against humanity and genocide. For the Association of Victims of Terrorism in the Canary Islands, he added, Brahim Ghali is pointed out as being the instigator of all these attacks, assassinations, kidnappings and disappearances of Spanish workers and fishermen in the Atlantic waters of the Canary Islands during the 70s and 80s. These attacks, he recalled, left more than 274 dead, which forced the former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez to expel the elements of the Polisario outside of the Canary Islands.