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Falklands/Malvinas: Unasur message in support of Argentina's claims

Wednesday, April 29th 2015 - 08:12 UTC
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The letter from Samper to Timerman is dated 5 April but was only released on Tuesday both in Quito and Argentina The letter from Samper to Timerman is dated 5 April but was only released on Tuesday both in Quito and Argentina
UK's Defense Secretary Fallon's announcement of an increase in military spending in the zone generate concern because they mean 'militarization' UK's Defense Secretary Fallon's announcement of an increase in military spending in the zone generate concern because they mean 'militarization'

Unasur and Argentina made public on Tuesday a letter dated last 5 April in which the regional group' Secretary General and former Colombian president Ernesto Samper, strongly supports Argentina's sovereignty claims over the Falklands/Malvinas and other South Atlantic Islands plus the adjoining maritime spaces.

 “The UK persistence in holding on to the colonial enclave of Malvinas against all odds, challenges not only 40 UN General Assembly resolutions, but statements from the Union of South American Nations, calling or demanding a negotiated solution to the territorial conflict”, writes Samper in the letter addressed to foreign minister Hector Timerman.

Samper goes on to say that taking into account the commemoration of the 200 years of South American states' independence, “it would be convenient to corroborate the peace commitment of nations and peoples that make up the South Atlantic and put an end to an occupation that has lacerated for decades Argentina's dignity. Likewise it has ignored the uninterrupted and sustained commitment of several governments of your country to end the matter in a peaceful manner”, adds the letter.

At the same time it points out that “statements from UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon regarding an increase in military spending in the zone, generate concern because they mean a militarization which questions the peaceful commitment of that country and assume an aggressive posture from the Argentine government, which lacks all support”.

Finally, “it's worth recalling that colonization does not have room in an international system in which States have a consensus on the illegitimacy of occupations, and where the rule of the law, and not force, must prevail”.

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  • Papamoa

    Same old support then, paste and repeat.

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 09:15 am 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    Holding against all odds?
    That will be a rather impotent but persitant whine or probably a whinge from argentina occasionaly annoying but of no importance.
    The only reason we keep the garrison there is because its cheaper than clearing up the resulting mess if Argentina thought it had a hope of invading. You proved your about as trustworthy as a £3 coin. even if you got the falklands you wouldnt be satisfied you'd want a chunk of Chile and possibly Uraguay as well.
    best we keep the falklands you can carry on like a small dog barking at a doberman safe in the knowledge nothings going to come of it.

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 09:38 am 0
  • Buzzsaw

    Enclave (ˈɛnkleɪv Pronunciation for enclave )

    Definitions
    Noun
    'a part of a country entirely surrounded by foreign territory: viewed from the position of the surrounding territories Compare exclave
    Word Origin
    C19: from French, from Old French enclaver to enclose, from Vulgar Latin inclāvāre (unattested) to lock up, from Latin in-2 + clavis key'

    As soon as I read the word 'enclave', I knew the 'fuck wit' doesn't even know where the Falklands are.
    Why do they all think that a negotiated settlement means that Argentina will be handed the Islands, where does the UN say that Argentina has sovereignty of the Islands and the UK should hand them over. Hypothetically, how would they react if the UK and the FIG negotiated with Argentina and didn't agree to hand them over, would they be OK with that?

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 10:29 am 0
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