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Argentina reiterates Falklands' sovereignty 'unalienable' rights

Wednesday, June 11th 2014 - 06:36 UTC
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Foreign minister Timerman reading the Affirmation Day statement Foreign minister Timerman reading the Affirmation Day statement

The government of President Cristina Fernandez reiterated Argentina’s “unalienable right” over the Malvinas Islands and urged the United Kingdom to resume negotiations over the disputed territories. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs described the British government refusal to continue talks as “incomprehensible and inadmissible.”

 In a official press release on Tuesday celebrating the commemoration of the Affirmation Day of Argentine rights over the Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich islands and their surrounding maritime areas (10 June), delivered by the Foreign ministry, the Argentine government reiterated the country's ”unalienable right” over the territories as well as “its firm willingness to resume negotiations with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as soon as possible, as the United Nations have exhorted, for a definitive solution to this as unacceptable as anachronic colonial situation.”

The document points out that Argentina’s stance “has a broad international support,” including that of Latin American and Caribbean governments, as well as the 54 African nations that in 2013 signed the Malabo Declaration, recognizing the legitimate rights of the Argentine Republic in the sovereignty dispute.

The government reiterated that the right to self-determination –argued by the British government in the dispute- is “absolutely and evidently improper and inapplicable” and said that the British “unjustified military presence in the South Atlantic” and its “illegitimate exploration and exploitation of natural resources activities” are “latent threats.”

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  • CKurze30k

    “the country's ”unalienable right” over the territories ”

    A right which does not exist.

    willingness to resume negotiations with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as soon as possible, as the United Nations have exhorted, for a definitive solution to this as unacceptable as anachronic colonial situation.”

    The only completely fair solution is you dropping your fake sovereignty claim and apologising in front of the whole United Nations for the decades you wasted perpetuating a fraud.

    “unjustified military presence in the South Atlantic”

    So the illegal invasion of 1982 didn't happen? Your actions and your intent to do harm to the legitimate inhabitants of the Falkland Islands proves that the current prescence is perfectly justified.

    You need to stop lying.

    Jun 11th, 2014 - 07:21 am 0
  • La Patria

    The inalienable truth is that in the near future if argentina defaults and doesn't win the world cup, Cfk needs a good smokescreen to stop herself and cronies from being lynched, hence the increase in the rhetoric regarding the islands.

    Jun 11th, 2014 - 07:27 am 0
  • lsolde

    You have no rights in the Falklands, Argentina.
    l couldn't be bothered to reason with you.
    lts like trying to reason with a 2 year old.
    Just go away, Argentina, far, far away.
    Get lost, pest.

    Jun 11th, 2014 - 09:41 am 0
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