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US News Ceuta: Spain accuses Morocco "aggression" and "blackmail"

14:25  20 may  2021
14:25  20 may  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Ceuta: Spain accuses Morocco with the flow of migrants

 Ceuta: Spain accuses Morocco with the flow of migrants Europe-migrants-Spain-Morocco: Ceuta: Spain accuses Morocco with the flow of migrants © Reuters / Francois Lenoir Ceuta: Spain accuses Morocco with the migrant flow Madrid (Reuters) - The Spanish Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, accused Thursday the Morocco of "blackmail" for his passivity against the flows of migrants having made road more Early this week towards the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.

Les migrants se glissent sous les grillages de l'enclave espagnole de Ceuta. © Fadel Senna AFP Migrants slide under the grids of the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.

The Spanish Government has further raised, Thursday, May 20, against Morocco, accused of "aggression" and "blackmail" by Margarita Robles, the Spanish Minister of Defense, after the arrival of more than 8,000 migrants Since May 17 in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.

The influx of these migrants from neighboring Morocco "is an aggression with regard to Spanish borders but also the borders of the European Union," denounced the Spanish Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, on the public radio , by denouncing a "blackmail" of Rabat that she accused of "using minors". "We are not talking about 16, 17-year-olds," Morocco has passed "children from 7 or 8 years old, from what NGOs have brought back (...) ignoring international law" , has vilified the minister. The image of a baby saved from drowning by a Spanish civil guard agent has been around the world, aroused the dread on social networks.

Funeral for two dead migrants attempting to enter Ceuta

 Funeral for two dead migrants attempting to enter Ceuta © Jorge Guerrero / AFP The El-Tarajal cemetery in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta (image of illustration). in Ceuta, three people have died since the beginning of the migration crisis, a week ago. A young man, who drowned Monday, May 17, trying to join the Spanish enclave at swimming, was buried Saturday, May 22. The other two were buried Sunday, May 23rd.

"Lack of respect"

Through these statements by the Minister of Defense, the Spanish government is still rising the tone against Morocco, which he had summoned the ambassador in Spain on Tuesday to express his "discontent". Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez accused him Wednesday Rabat "lack of respect". Since Monday, a human tide of more than 8,000 exile candidates, in the vast majority of Moroccans, has joined the small Spanish port without hindering a relaxation of border controls on the part of Morocco. Among them, an impressive number of young parties alone or young children, led by their families.

Unpublished migration wave

This unprecedented migration wave has the major diplomatic crisis between Madrid and Rabat, which does not take away from the arrival last month in Spain, to be treated, from the head of the Saharawi independence of the Front Polisario , juror enemy of Morocco. Several Spanish and Moroccan NGOs denounced the fact that these miners find themselves victims of the bluster between the two countries and worry about seeing them expelled to Morocco.

On the more than 8,000 migrants, 5,600 have already been expelled to Morocco, according to figures given on May 19 by the Spanish authorities. Hardening the tone also against Rabat, Brussels assured Wednesday, by the vice-president of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas, that "no one can intimidate or sing the European Union (...) on the theme migration".

(with AFP)

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