“Spain strongly condemns the acts perpetrated on Sunday by some participants in a gathering (…) in front of the Consulate General of Morocco in Valencia,” the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation said in a statement.
These elements attempted to place the banner of the so-called “SADR” inside the consulate building, “undermining thus the inviolability, integrity and dignity of the consular headquarters”, the Spanish ministry underlined.
“No demonstration exercised within the framework of the right of assembly can degenerate into illegal actions, like the attempt perpetrated on Sunday, which constitutes a flagrant violation of the legislation in force”, the Foreign Ministry added.
“The government is seeking more clarification on the facts and will continue to take all appropriate measures to ensure respect for the integrity and inviolability of diplomatic missions accredited to our country,” the Spanish Foreign department pointed out.
“Spain strongly condemns any action undermining the principles and values of the Vienna Conventions on diplomatic and consular relations of 1961 and 1963, of which it is a party and firm guarantor,” the statement added.