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A Plea on Western Sahara

Fighting Is Long Over, but Western Sahara Still Lacks Peace” (Tifariti Journal, Feb. 23) was an all-too-rare account of United Nations hypocrisy and international neglect that have left my people languishing in desert camp exile for nearly 40 years while Morocco illegally occupies our homeland in Western Sahara.

When the Security Council next considers the dispute in April, it is time for it to say “enough.” If the United States is committed to international law and what is right, it will take the lead.

The Security Council can no longer allow France to cover up Morocco’s derailing of negotiations, the abuse of our human rights, and the theft of the precious oil, gas and fishery resources that belong to my people.

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