Washington approves Jorge Argüello as Argentina’s next ambassador
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”