U.N. demands restoration of Western Sahara mission's full capability

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 29, 2016 11:26 AM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Friday extended for 12 months the U.N. peacekeeping mission in disputed Western Sahara and demanded the urgent restoration of its "full functionality" after Morocco expelled international civilian staff.

The resolution received 10 yes votes, two against and three abstentions. It asked Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to report back within 90 days on whether the mission's functionality has been restored, but does not threaten any punitive measures against Morocco if the mission remains understaffed.

(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau)