As required by Washington, the Security Council extends MINURSO’s mandate to six months

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UN Security Council Antonio Guterres and US President Donald Trump./Ph. DR

The United Nations Security Council voted on Wednesday, October the 31st, for extending the MINURSO’s mandate to six months. France, Moroccan’s main ally, failed to convince the United States into elongating the mission’s mandate to one year.

Once again, the new 2440 resolution on the Sahara did not have the support of all the members of the Council. 12 members voted in favor of Morocco, while Russia Ethiopia and Bolivia abstained.

Last July, the Trump administration had forced the members of the Security Council to extend the mandate of the peacekeeping mission in Cyprus to only six months.

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