ESISCEuropean Strategic Intelligence & Security Center
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He stressed that ESISC representatives monitored 20 polling stations in Baku.
ESISC discusses Iran's financial assistance to Islamist groups and parties such as Islamic Party of Azerbaijan, the Jeyshullah and Hezbollah as part of Iranian efforts to destabilize Azerbaijan.
La duplicite algerienne apparait aussi clairement dans ses rapports avec le Polisario, a fait observer le directeur de l'ESISC, relevant que personne n'est dupe que le polisario vit au minimum de trafic de drogues et d'armes, [beaucoup moins que]un trafic mene au nez et a la barbe des services de securite algeriens[beaucoup plus grand que].
"While this hypothesis initially reflected the simple fear of excesses of the Polisario, every day it becomes a bit more concrete, to the point where now there is a consensus among analysts regarding the security situation in the region," said ESISC in a report entitled "The Polisario Front and the development of terrorism in the Sahel."
"One of the major elements which motivated members of the Polisario wishing to join the ranks of AQIM or other armed Islamist organisations has been the fact that these groups try to target the Kingdom of Morocco, the same country that the separatist propaganda has taught them to hate since their childhood," ESISC noted.
"It also illustrates the complexity of the security issues of the region, where it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish terrorists from traffickers of all varieties," ESISC added.
ESISC underlined that "for several years now, we have seen a certain interest on the part of AQIM for the Polisario Front, which has become one of the main manpower pools for recruitment by the terrorist organisation." The centre said that young and idle Sahraouis could allow themselves to be seduced by the ideology of AQIM, adding that "powerful terrorist organisations like Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb are expert at detecting persons showing signs of vulnerability.
On the international scene, the polisario has suffered due to its intransigence and its inability to negotiate but also because of the changing geopolitical context, the ESISC said, noting that the number of states recognizing the so-called SADR has only diminished.
ESISC also stressed that the isolation and sclerosis of the leadership of the Polisario also may be seen in its increasingly aggressive attitude towards any form of challenge to its way of managing and operating.
This tendency was accentuated by the process of disintegration of the movement which accelerated over recent years, ESISC said, adding that in 2003, the European Union decided to strengthen its system of monitoring its humanitarian assistance but "encountered resistance from the Polisario to its carrying out its mission."
Summary: Brussels - Aminatou Haidar has always used human rights as a pretext to keep in "close" contact with the Polisario and Algeria's intelligence, European Strategic Intelligence and Security center (ESISC) said on Wednesday.