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Washington approves Jorge Argüello as Argentina’s next ambassador

Friday, December 2nd 2011 - 20:36 UTC
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Argüello until now held the post of ambassador before the UN   Argüello until now held the post of ambassador before the UN

The Argentine diplomat Jorge Argüello (grossly misinformed on the Falkland Islands) has received official approval from President Barack Obama’s administration for his bid to become the Argentine Ambassador in Washington DC, the Foreign Ministry announced this week in Buenos Aires.

“The US embassy in Buenos Aires informed the Foreign Ministry that President Barack Obama signed the proper papers and officially accepted Jorge Argüello’s bid as the Argentine Ambassador in Washington DC,” a communiqué released by the Foreign Ministry stated.

Argüello was appointed by President Cristina Fernández on November 9th. He replaces outgoing Ambassador Alfredo Charadía. Argüello leaves his post as Argentina’s representative in the UN. Before that he acted as a lawmaker between 2003 and 2007.

As UN ambassador Argüello has been involved in a round of conferences world wide in support for Argentina’s claim over the Falkland Islands and other South Atlantic islands criticizing the UK’s “colonial attitude” and lack of commitment to bilateral talks on the Malvinas sovereignty dispute as mandated by the UN and other international organizations.

In his presentations the future ambassador in Washington has shown a supine ignorance or ill intention in describing facts about the Falklands arguing that most Islanders would willingly become Argentines “be it not for the fact most Islanders are in the payroll of English Social Security”.

Likewise the British forces stationed in the Falklands “are mostly there to keep the islands under British control and prevent the Islanders from becoming willingly Argentine citizens”
 

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  • xbarilox

    “Likewise the British forces stationed in the Falklands “are mostly there to keep the islands under British control and prevent the Islanders from becoming willingly Argentine citizens” and that also is why all the posters in these forums who live in the islands are not regular islanders but British government employees. I wonder if the common islanders in the islands are allowed to read these pages, I don't think so. They are under the strict control of the British government in the islands.

    Dec 02nd, 2011 - 08:55 pm 0
  • Papamoa

    What are you on ??, nothing but ill informed propaganda which has been spoon fed to the argentine population by the corrupt government of buffoons and morons!!!!!!!!
    Long Live the Falklands.

    Dec 02nd, 2011 - 09:04 pm 0
  • geo

    this article's title says that
    “” the argentine diplomat Jorge Argüello( grossly misinformed on....)..“”
    BUT
    this can not be article news content ,it is interpretation on offline !!

    Dec 02nd, 2011 - 09:04 pm 0
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