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“Malvinas pending issue for United Nations”, says Argentine ambassador Argüello

Monday, September 20th 2010 - 23:26 UTC
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Some countries ignore international law, claims Argüello Some countries ignore international law, claims Argüello

Every day it becomes more difficult for the UK to justify before the international community why it looks down on United Nations General Assembly resolutions, said the Argentine ambassador before the UN in direct reference to the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute.

“The Malvinas question is becoming a stumbling block for the United Nations, Every day it becomes more difficult for the UK to justify its neglect of UN General Assembly resolutions”, said Ambassador Jorge Argüello recalling the several times UN has called on London to accept sovereignty negotiations on the disputed South Atlantic islands.

The Argentine ambassador said that the dispute over the Malvinas has almost 200 years and has not been solved given the power-relation in the world, “where most powerful countries, as in this case, act above international law”.

“Malvinas is a pending issue for the UN, and it’s a question that involves not only Argentina and the UK, but also the 192 General Assembly members” said Argüello who anticipated there would be a strong demand from Argentina in this week’s assembly.

 

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  • Hoytred

    The 'usual' statement from Argentina, to be followed no doubt by the 'usual' response from the UK. After 200 years you'd have thought that even Argentina would have worked out by now that they are not likely to get their thieving hands on the islands!

    As for anything being a 'pending issue', well the Falkland Islands are no issue at all.

    Sep 20th, 2010 - 11:51 pm 0
  • Ale

    Mr#1 “well the Falkland Islands are no issue at all”
    Probably true in Europe or in the moon where you live.

    Sep 21st, 2010 - 12:19 am 0
  • Hoytred

    Ale - if it was a real issue it would have been resolved a long time ago ....! It isn't an issue for anyone but Argentina, which is why nothing changes. I am a realist, unlike most Argentines.

    Sep 21st, 2010 - 12:39 am 0
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