In a statement read at the end of a meeting held Friday in Laayoune, the sheikhs stressed that the Kingdom had decided to act in accordance with its responsibilities, to address the repeated provocations by the "polisario" militias at the buffer zone of Guergarate.
Faced with the situation of blockade created by the separatists' actions at this crossing, the Kingdom had no choice but to shoulder its responsibilities to restore the flow of goods and people through the buffer zone of Guergarate, they said.
The Shioukhs of the Sahrawi tribes recalled that these documented acts "have not spared the military observers of the Minurso," describing them a blatant violation of the military agreements and a real threat to the sustainability of the ceasefire.
These provocations undermine the chances of any revival of the political process desired by the international community, they said, holding the "polisario" "responsible for the violation of the cease-fire signed in 1991" and for threatening peace and security in the region.
The Shioukhs of the Sahrawi tribes also reaffirmed the mobilization of the Moroccan people, from Tangier to Lagouira, behind HM King Mohammed VI to confront the enemies of the Kingdom's territorial integrity.