Argentina takes Falklands sovereignty claim complaint to the Security Council
The Argentine Foreign ministry said in an official release on Wednesday that the UN Security Council had received, and incorporated to its agenda, a formal complaint on the UK latest military exercises in the Falkland Islands.
“The presidency of the Security Council incorporated as official document and distributed among its members, the complaint letter that Foreign Minister Hector Timerman addressed to the council on 5 October” pointed out the release.
The document denounces “the unilateral military activities in which the UK is involved and includes the launching of missiles from the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, scheduled for October 18/19”.
The letter from Timerman and distributed among Security Council members says that the coming exercises follow on those of last July and show the UK ongoing contempt towards the calls from the international community to end the sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas Islands in a peaceful and definitive way.
“With these exercises which continue to our days, an unnecessary tension is generated which is an affront to all those countries from the region that practice a full, effective peace commitment”.
Argentina emphasizes that the fact “the UK is a permanent member of the Security Council does not exempt it of its international obligations”.
Furthermore, “the Security Council chair and the privileges it entails, demands a special responsibility as a guarantor of international peace and security, which the UK avoids by refusing to dialogue with Argentina and with the perpetuation of actions as those described afore”.