"Venezuela, which is the last dictatorship in Latin America, has no legitimacy to attack Morocco and the recovery of its Sahara," Morocco's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Omar Hilale, said during the 4th Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
This came following a statement of Venezuela’s ambassador, who described the Moroccan Sahara as "the last colony in Africa."
Morocco recovered its Sahara which was under Spanish occupation, while Venezuela claims half of Guyana’s territory under the pretext of territorial integrity, he pointed out, adding that “Venezuela will become the first colonizer of the 21st century."
“Saharawi population in Laayoune, Dakhla and Smara live in freedom, without fear or violation of their rights. This is not the case in the last dictatorship in Latin America. Venezuelan political leaders are kidnapped, imprisoned and tortured and innocent demonstrators are killed on the streets of Caracas,” he went on.
According to US media, “citizens' quality of life in the Sahara is a thousand times better than that of citizens in the last dictatorship in Latin America," he noted.
Some 28 heads of State sent a motion to the Chairman of the African Union for the immediate suspension of the so-called "Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic," Hilale said, noting that several countries withdrew their recognition of the so-called SADR. This was the case for Zambia and Jamaica, who withdrew their recognition of “SARD” recently, he said.
Soon there will be no country to recognize this ghostly republic, the ambassador added.