Morocco urges international community to rescue Iraqi people
Morocco-Iraq, Politics, 3/28/2003
Morocco's permanent representative at the United Nations, Mohamed Benouna, solemnly urged, in New York on Wednesday, the international community to come to the rescue of the Iraqi people.
"Solidarity with Iraq should transcend all political divergences," the Moroccan representative told a public debate at the United Nations Security Council, jointly convened by Arab states and Non-Aligned countries, to examine the situation in Iraq.
War is raging on in one of the most sensitive zones of the world, where international peace is at stake, he said, recalling that "the top priority" is to see justice done for the Palestinians who have been waiting more than fifty years for the implementation of the UN resolutions that would allow them to enjoy their dignity and national identity, within their own state with Al Qods as its capital.
"War does no longer depend on reports of UN disarmament inspectors, or on a given legal provision, it is indeed a bitter reality that instils doubt in our ethical progress, our values and our humanism," the Moroccan diplomat deplored.
While reaffirming that force must be used as a last resort, he recalled that the UN forbids all its member states from unilateral recourse to force to the benefit of the collective security.
He further put the stress on the need to respect the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq, as well as its right to chose its own political regime and exploit its resources in the way it sees fit.
In the same session, Iraq's permanent delegate to the world body said that the real reason belying "the American-British colonisation is to take hold of the riches of Iraq."
Mohamed Al-Douri stressed "that the objective of this aggression is to change the regime in Baghdad and draw a new geo-political map of the Middle-East for the sake of Israel's security, in violation of the UN Charter."
The Iraqi diplomat further urged the UN Security Council "to exact the aggressors to leave Iraqi territory and hold them accountable of the damages caused to Iraq and the sufferings inflicted to its people."
The Iraqi diplomat cautioned against "the risk of having one super-power dominating the United Nations," warning that the UN might disappear "because of the fact that the Security Council's members are denied the right to participate in the decision making process."(MAP)FF/
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