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Malvinas/Crimea: Cristina Fernandez blasts UK on “double standard”

Tuesday, March 18th 2014 - 06:59 UTC
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The Argentine president made the comments in Italy The Argentine president made the comments in Italy

Argentine President Cristina Fernández has criticized what she dubbed a “double standard” from the United Kingdom, due to the nation condemning the Crimean referendum on union with Russia while supporting the rights of Falklands/Malvinas residents to hold a vote on their future.

 “If those who are carrying out the plebiscite in Crimea are in the wrong, the 'Kelpers' on the other hand are fine,” the head of state fired ironically, speaking out on recent tensions between Russia and the European Union over the region.

“In Crimea the right to self determination is not valid and in the Malvinas Islands it is, what's the standard?”

In Cristina Fernandez eyes, Britain's stance over the disputed Ukrainian region “does not stand up to the slightest analysis.”

“Right now the conflict with Argentina is based on a double standard. Now all of the great powers vote in favor of self-determination for a population. They cannot put themselves forward as keepers of the world,” CFK asserted.

The president spoke out following Monday's meeting with Pope Francis, with whom she shared a lunch in the Vatican City.

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  • Gordo1

    Chalk and cheese!

    Mar 18th, 2014 - 07:05 am 0
  • LEPRecon

    And the woman continues to embarrass Argentina on the international stage.

    Let's see.

    The Crimean referendum was hastily arranged in 10 days by a FOREIGN power, which had invaded the place, with NO consultation of the government of the Ukraine and NO independent observers.

    The Falklands referendum was arranged by the Falkland Islands Government, took nearly a year to arrange, and had plenty of independent observers to ensure fair play.

    Yes, they're just like each other...NOT!

    The woman is a imbecile and an embarrassment to Argentina.

    Mar 18th, 2014 - 07:36 am 0
  • HansNiesund

    It's no surprise that an Argentina leader has difficulty understanding the problem isn't the referendum, the problem is the invasion.

    Sounds like she got nowhere with the Pope on the Malvinas question either. Now there's another no surprise.

    Mar 18th, 2014 - 07:58 am 0
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