Tuesday, August 13th 2013 - 02:19 UTC

Timerman meets US Congress members complains about ‘anti-Argentina campaign’

Foreign Minister Hector Timerman strongly criticised an alleged “anti-Argentina campaign” carried out in US Congress by members of hedge funds in litigation with Buenos Aires. Timerman made his case while meeting in his office with visiting members of the US congress.

The numerous bipartisan US delegation were received at Timerman office

The Foreign Ministry informed in a Monday statement that “the parties have agreed to keep working together in order to avoid special interests dictating the links between both nations,” referring to the financial groups which pursue full payment of Argentine sovereign bonds purchased at rock bottom prices during the default of 2001.

During the meeting, which also included Argentine ambassador to the United State Cecilia Nahón, and the head of International Economic Relations, Augusto Costa, minister Timerman claimed the existence of a concerted campaign against Argentina by the litigating hedge funds through lobbying Congress.

The participants also discussed bilateral cooperation in areas such as science and technology, nuclear energy, combating organized crime, drug cartels and terrorism, and working towards increasing trade between the two nations.

The US delegation of lawmakers included Senator Richard Shelby (Republican, Alabama), Thad Cochran (Republican, Minnesota); Joe Manchin (Democrat, West Virginia); Jeff Flake (Republican, Arizona); John Boozman (Republican, Arkansas); John Cornyn (Republican, Texas) and Pat Roberts (Republican, Kansas) who attended the meeting with Kevin Sullivan US Embassy Chargé d’affairs.

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1 Casper (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 03:09 am Report abuse
What did you expect Hector?
2 Lord Ton (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 03:19 am Report abuse
Of course, it would be simpler if Argentina just paid its debts !
3 agent999 (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 03:22 am Report abuse
“Everyone hates us, it's no fair”
4 toxictaxitrader2 (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 03:29 am Report abuse
We can lobby,you can,t lobby!
bet he did,nt mention the record number of international court judgements Argentina refuses to pay!
5 LEPRecon (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 03:57 am Report abuse
I'm sure all those US Congressmen listened to his constant whinning about how 'it's not fair', and then calmly told him that Argentina should pay it's debts, or be locked out of the financial markets FOREVER.

I mean it's no skin off the International Communities nose...they'll save money.

And finally Tobias can have his dream of a North Korean-like Argentina, isolated from the world, wallowing in its own filth and misery.

A win/win all round, really isn't it?
6 GeoffWard2 (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 04:32 am Report abuse
”... keep working together in order to avoid special interests dictating the links between both nations,”

Special interests always dictate the links between both nations, that's why they're called special interests.
7 screenname (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 04:37 am Report abuse
I thought Timerman was one of the leaders of the ‘anti-Argentina campaign’??

He's doing a damn fine job of it
8 Anglotino (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 05:04 am Report abuse
Don't worry Timerman, we won't cry for Argentina!
9 Faz (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 05:40 am Report abuse
Gollum..... Nasty British, nasty Americans Ssssss... I wants it, I must have it preciousssss . They hates us! We can't pays it back, the nasty British stole it.. It's not our fault, whinge whinge grovel grovel, dribble dribble. We wont do it again. Smeagol “yes you will, you are a liar” Gollum,...be quiet and eat your slimy fishes...
10 Captain Poppy (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 05:41 am Report abuse
That moron picked a tough crowd to talk to. I am really surprised they even met with tinman. When he left I am certain they said.....

“WTF was he all about?”

Shelby....really......He's a stance conservative republican. Tinman would have had more success talking to a wall. Maybe he thought these guys were going to take a suitcase full of greenbacks.......nada.

11 yankeeboy (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 07:27 am Report abuse
My guess is these Congressman went to see if Arg is as nutty as the lobbyist are saying it is

what do you bet they think it's even worse...
12 Porto Margaret (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 07:37 am Report abuse
#1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 & 11

You lot make me smile and grin...and chuckle.
13 Captain Poppy (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 08:08 am Report abuse
Yankee Shelby!....of all people to grovel too!
14 Conqueror (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 09:16 am Report abuse
Oh good. An “anti-Argentina” campaign. Long overdue. After 1982, why is argieland still a member of the UN? It should be expelled for refusing to comply with UNSC 502. Why is argieland permitted to continue its false, illegitimate and lying claims to the Falkland Islands? Demand that the ICJ investigates and rules. Not forgetting that both Britain and the Falkland Islands would have unlimited rights to appeal. And the rights under “uti possidetis”, after June 1982. A UN naval and airborne task force to restrict argieland to its territorial waters. A clear statement that argie “leaders” will be taken into UN custody and tried. Perhaps they could hope to be incarcerated on uninhabited islands. Or perhaps they'd prefer execution?
15 The Truth PaTroll (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 09:56 am Report abuse
The US congress is one of the most corrupt, venal, debauched, lecherous, unpopular, rejected assembly of truants on this planet. They are lucky when they break the double-digit percentage popularity barrier.

File under “ignore”.
16 Faz (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 10:08 am Report abuse
Ah! It's just after lunchtime. The teen pajero has just woken up..
17 The Truth PaTroll (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 10:12 am Report abuse
Wrong, I always use my 25 minutes after study and before review and lunchtime to air the truth in these forums. That's why I always show up around the time, and then go on my merry way (maybe to visit before bed time if I so desire to honor you all).

Working and studying, you should try it too.
18 Faz (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 10:18 am Report abuse
Toby, your analysis of the US senate? 0/10 - absolute balderdash! Put on the Dunces hat and stand in the corner
19 yankeeboy (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 10:19 am Report abuse
17. The US Congress has the power over to destroy your economy and throw millions of your people into poverty with the stroke of a pen.

and I can smell your jealousy from here.
20 The Truth PaTroll (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 10:22 am Report abuse

Oh really? That's why they need the Europeans, Russians, Chinese, Japanese, Mercosur, and others to stop trading with Iran? Because 30 years since “stroking that pen”, nothing had happened?

Only since the EU and Japan stopped buying Iranian oil, and Russia slow down their tech-aid, did the Iranians really feel the pinch and pressure.

Before that, it was all futility by that futile US congress that can't even get a grip on their own country.
21 Faz (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 10:29 am Report abuse
Gollum has run out of shirts again. Another visit to Maceys. The failed foreign minister is ranting because wherever Argentina sends a plane or ship that is still working anywhere its likely to be impounded to pay off unpaid debts.
Here in Britain we have a solution to the unpaid debt problem. Apply to the high court for a writ and send in the sherrifs. The transgressor either pays or assets are removed and auctioned to settle the debt.
The International Community needs to send in the Sherrifs to Argentina. Failing that, the Lone Ranger and Tonto!
22 yankeeboy (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 10:42 am Report abuse
20. Ask Cuba how they like using 1950s technology and the only way to get to the USA is a raft.

Did that little post scare you?
I think CFK better figure out how many tons of soy grain a tanker of oil is worth. They may lose the use of U$ for trade soon.
23 Conqueror (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 11:53 am Report abuse
@15 You wouldn't know the “truth” if it split your arse. Because you'd enjoy it. Bet you're a sucker as well. Nor would you know the meaning of the word “honour”. No argie does. How are your lying INDEC figures? Got used to your 25% inflation, have you? How much I want to see argieland disappear in a nuclear holocaust. I think we can manage 64x10x10 megatonne warheads. Isn't that 6,400 megatonnes?Let's do the sensible thing. Destroy argieland. And shoot tinboy out of the sky!
24 ChrisR (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 11:56 am Report abuse
Gollom: the gift that keeps on giving.
25 Captain Poppy (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 12:30 pm Report abuse
Tobi you get stupider with each passing day. The deeper the hole Argentina digs itself into, the stronger you support it. Your crack laced statements are like pisshole's in a snowhole.....here now, gone later.
26 Gordo1 (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 12:37 pm Report abuse
Here we go again! Everybody else is to blame except Argentina! It is odd that a nation that must be the most arrogant nation on this Earth will never accept the blame for its shortcomings.
27 GFace (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 01:11 pm Report abuse
An Anti-Argentina campaign = 2 congressmen visit islands that you tried to colonize by force against the UN charger and binding UN security council resolutions + a Argentine expert on Iran's actions in the western hemisphere (where the US is also located) is asked to brief congress + people in the US asking for money that was borrowed from them to be paid back as mutually agreed when the deal was made.

Or to once sentence it, The Yanks aren't kissing your tushie 24-7.

Come and see the violence inherent in the system.
28 bushpilot (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 02:15 pm Report abuse
CFK goes on and on with her anti-U.S. rhetoric.

Just about as openly hostile to the U.S. as Hugo was. Is this inaccurate?

Didn't Timmerman sequester a U.S. military plane when it landed in Argentina?

Anti Argentina faction? This CFK administration takes every opportunity it can to bash the U.S. It is totally anti-US, and there's Timmerman complaining about the U.S. being anti-Arg.
29 golfcronie (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 04:20 pm Report abuse
Who is the insignificant dwarf in the pink tie? OOOPS it's GOLLUM
30 Pete Bog (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 04:42 pm Report abuse
“and working towards increasing trade between the two nations.”

Hint Gollum, produce Lemons organically or without so many poisons, and eradicate foot and mouth from your beef herds.

But Argentina is too lazy to do anything properly.

Growing your GM Soya crops means they are resistance to herbicides-and you use more of them-so someone is going to suffer down the line (apart from those kids who are burned by herbicides in Argentina).

What a pansy this guy is -moan moan moan winge complain, it's not fair-DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT Herr Gollum.
Have Argentina pay its loans back-stop demanding when you cannot back those demands up.

These words are wasted-like Argentina.
31 Captain Poppy (#) Aug 13th, 2013 - 08:30 pm Report abuse
I am thinking that when the tinman met the US Senators, the Senators eyeballed him in the context of tinman rifling through a USAF C-130. I am also thinking that image burned a lasting impression in their mind. When tinman left I am sure he felt the US Senators were truly in line with him and agreed with everything he said.
That action was not enough to make an international incident over, but one that was not taken lightly, not likely to be forgotten. They most likely met him just to see what this titmouse actually looks like.
32 schnack2 (#) Aug 14th, 2013 - 11:51 am Report abuse
Thad Cochran is not from Minnesota. He's from Mississippi. Sheesh, guys. Get it together.
33 Captain Poppy (#) Aug 14th, 2013 - 12:28 pm Report abuse
Starts with an M.....close.....lol

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