Ambassador of Morocco to the UN in Geneva, Omar Hilale blasted Algeria on Tuesday for posing as an observer in the dispute over the Sahara at the Human Rights Council, describing the attitude as "the lie of the century".
"The Algerian ambassador claims that his country is an observer in the Moroccan Sahara issue. With due respect to the Algerian Ambassador, this is the lie of the century," said Hilale, who was allowed the right of reply to the intervention of the Algerian diplomat during the general debate of the Council in Geneva.
The Algerian ambassador made, ??earlier in the day, a statement devoted entirely to the Moroccan Sahara, accusing Morocco of "daily human rights abuses" in its southern provinces.
"Which country created the Polisario? Algeria. which country hosts the Polisario? Algeria. Which country funds the Polisario? Algeria. Which country arms the Polisario? Algeria," noted the ambassador.