Morocco asks 84 U.N., AU staff to leave within three days - U.N.


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  • Friday, 18 Mar 2016

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Morocco wants 84 United Nations and African Union international civilian staff working with the world body's Western Sahara mission to leave within three days, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Thursday.

"All of these measures would seriously impede the functioning of MINURSO (the U.N. Western Sahara mission)," said Dujarric. He said about three of the people on the list submitted by the Moroccan mission to the United Nations were with the African Union and the rest were U.N. staff.

U.N. political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman is due to brief the Security Council on the situation later on Thursday.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols)

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