Island Oil fails in geography

The Irish oil company Island Oil and Gas, which illegally explores for oil in occupied Western Sahara, has produced new maps.
Published: 20.03 - 2009 12:43Printer version    
Island Oil and Gas, a company which explores for oil for an occupying power on occupied land, in violation of the United Nations opinion in 2002, has published new maps of Western Sahara on their homepages.

The new maps, which were recently published here, define Western Sahara as part of Morocco.

No state in the world recognises Morocco's claims to Western Sahara. Those claims have even been rejected by the International Court of Justice.

The unethical company, based in Dublin, is financially and politically supporting the illegal occupation, in the disregard of the wishes of the Sahrawi people.

Western Sahara Resource Watch demands the company's immediate withdrawal from the occupied country.






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