“We must be politically persistent” on our Malvinas claim, says CFK spokesperson
As the UK applies pressure on Mercosur countries so they allow the entry to vessels flying the Malvinas flag, Argentine ruling Victory Front lawmaker Carlos Kunkel said on Wednesday that Argentina “must be politically persistent while maintaining a constant defence” on its claims over the sovereignty of the islands.
“England’s situation of aggression and piracy continues, but we must be politically persistent and while maintaining a constant defence,” he said.
“England has been attacking the countries surrounding the River Plate since the first British invasion in 1806. Then they seized the Malvinas and staged blockades and all kinds of aggressions throughout history,” the lawmaker accused.
He continued by saying that “England’s aggressions, targeted at seizing the earnings of hard-working Argentines, have been coherent and have shown and admirable persistence throughout the years.”
“We must be politically persistent and hope for the weakening of the British empire, a process already in motion as a consequence of the evolution of international relations and their internal struggles, prompted by Scotland and Wales’ desire to become independent and their protest against the British crown’s abuses,” he said.
Kunkel said he believes that the Argentine Government “must maintain a constant defence” on the islands, since “through perseverance, the rights of the American nations will be respected.
Kunkel is described as an “ultra-Kirchnerite” and has in the past made ‘unofficial’ announcements which with time proved correct such as when he anticipated CFK was a strong candidate to succeed her late husband and former president Nestor Kirchner.