The United Nations Security Council approved on Thursday, 27 October 2022 the resolution extending the mandate of the United Nations Mission in the Sahara (MINURSO) for a full year until 31 October 2023.
The meeting to ratify the United Nations Security Council resolution is expected to witness a new clash between the United States of America and Russia in the light of differences between the parties on many international issues, particularly Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the divergence of positions and hostility between the two sides on Middle East issues.
The meeting of the United Nations Security Council during the process of ratifying the Council’s resolution on the Sahara is expected to become a defensive arena through which each other will avenge the other. “The United States of America will pass the resolution smoothly with clear indications of acceptance of the resolution by members other than Russia and its language and recommendations, As usual, Moscow will seek to transform the decision to attack Washington and its policies on the Sahara issue.
The Russian Ambassador is expected to direct her Permanent Representative to the United Nations. United States of America’s monopoly on the conflict and the drafting of its resolutions, linked to the American recognition of Morocco in an attempt to embarrass it “, Vassily Nebenzia, or his deputy, will endeavour to summon what he describes as “escalation in the Sahara” to urge Member States and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, In future, Antonio Guterres has adopted a more escalating term than “hostilities” in his reports on the Sahara, In addition to accusing Washington of imbalance and not taking into account Moscow’s observations.
The intervention to be made by the Russian representative of the United Nations, Vasipe Nebenzia, as a comment on the voting on the United Nations Security Council resolution, that is, after the resolution’s ratification, would not make any difference to the exact context of reprisals from the United States of America while maintaining a safe distance with regard to relations with Morocco.