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US diplomacy reiterates Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty is a bilateral issue

Wednesday, February 8th 2012 - 22:14 UTC
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The Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere Roberta Jacobson was expected Wednesday in Buenos Aires The Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere Roberta Jacobson was expected Wednesday in Buenos Aires

The US Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta Jacobson, ratified the Obama administration’s standing on the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty issue, which urges Argentina and the United Kingdom to find a diplomatic exit to the matter.

“Our position remains the same. This is a problem between two of our partners. We do not want to change our position. We prefer that both countries negotiate a diplomatic solution in that matter,” she said in an interview she gave in Peru, previous to her arrival to Argentina.

The US State Department official was expected to arrive in Buenos Aires on Wednesday afternoon and is scheduled to meet with Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and business leaders.

Speaking to the Peruvian press, Jacobson stressed the importance of their relationship with Latin America in matters such as trade, the fight against drug trafficking and climate change policies.

“We are working together in economic and trade issues, All over the world trade in our hemisphere is growing, and I’d say the US more than ever is interested in close relations with Latin America, we’re preparing for the Americas’ summit and that is part of the US foreign policy”, said Jacobson to the Peruvian media.

Ms Jacobson arrived in Lima on Sunday and has met with the top officials from President Ollanta Humala’s administration.
 

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  • Crackpot

    There is some quite interesting and telling diplomatic language being used here.
    “We PREFER that both countries negotiate a diplomatic solution in that matter.”
    However, if push comes to shove.......well, you make your own mind up there.

    Feb 08th, 2012 - 10:33 pm 0
  • Xect

    Obviously the US is trying to sit in the middle. It can't lose the support of the UK, the UK is far too valuable to the US and it would be political suicide for Obama to go against the UK and lose its support.

    It's also trying to appease Argentina and not alienate South America given it would like to improve its trading links.

    Although the USA would think all of its Christmas's have come at once if Chavez gave it a reason to attack since they have been trying to get rid of him for many years.

    Feb 08th, 2012 - 10:44 pm 0
  • you are not first

    I do not see any of my Brits friends comment on it. I am my cold bitter friends but our big nation here will not be helpful if you insist to slave the world under your feet. Not with Obama

    Feb 08th, 2012 - 10:51 pm 0
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