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Falklands delegates will again ask Decolonization Committee to delist the Islands

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 06:33 UTC
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 MLAs Phyl Rendell and Mike Summers (L) will be delivering speeches calling for C24 to respect the Falklands' right to self determination MLAs Phyl Rendell and Mike Summers (L) will be delivering speeches calling for C24 to respect the Falklands' right to self determination
Argentina's delegation claiming sovereignty over the Falklands before C24 is headed by foreign minister Timerman and Falklands Desk chief Filmus  Argentina's delegation claiming sovereignty over the Falklands before C24 is headed by foreign minister Timerman and Falklands Desk chief Filmus

Falkland Islands elected lawmakers with be delivering speeches on Thursday before the United Nations Decolonization Committee as petitioners requesting C24 de-lists the Islands from the Non Self Governing Territories, upholds the Falkland Islanders right to self determination and frees them from the continuous Argentine bullying and harassment.

 Members of the Legislative Assembly, Phyl Rendell and Mike Summers will make their case, an annual ritual, while Argentina's delegation headed by foreign minister Hector Timerman and Malvinas Affairs Desk chief Daniel Filmus will again claim sovereign rights over the disputed Falklands/Malvinas Islands.

The Falklands' petitioners are expected to complain about Argentina's ongoing campaign to strangle the Falklands' economy, and most probably will reiterate the invitation to C24 members to travel to the Falklands and check by themselves the reality of the Islands.

This is a special year for the Argentine presentation since it will be half a century since Resolution 2065, approved by the UN General Assembly in 1965, calling for negotiations on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, between Argentina and the United Kingdom.

Precisely to commemorate the event and in anticipation of Thursday's presentations on Wednesday afternoon the Argentine delegation organized a concert at the UN building with composer Gustavo Santaolalla, while visual arts Miguel Rep, painted a map of the Falklands with black lines on a white background.

“We are commemorating the event because we believe that art, as the UN are calling us to build a better world, more humane, more peaceful, fairer”, said Timerman at the opening.

Malvinas affairs desk chief Filmus underlined the attendance of diplomats and representatives to the concert “For dialogue in the Malvinas Question”, which reflects “the strong support for Argentina on the issue”.

He added that ”hopefully tomorrow (Thursday) a consensus declaration will be approved by C24 repeating UN calls for resumption of (Argentina/UK) dialogue and compliance with Resolution 3149 which states no side should be involved in unilateral actions in the zone while disagreement persists”.

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  • Englander

    If they refuse ........ delist the Committee.

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 07:58 am 0
  • CaptainSilver

    The UK has no doubt about its sovereignty over the Falkland Islands. The future of the islands will be decided by the islanders alone and not by a committee of foreign dictators and corrupt regimes.

    Deadlock will continue until Argentina gives up its lies and intimidation. In the meantime potential invaders should beware of Spearfish and Typhoons.

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 08:17 am 0
  • CKurze30k

    Good luck to the Islanders. There's no scrupulous person who can dispute their request.

    ”...”hopefully tomorrow (Thursday) a consensus declaration will be approved by C24 repeating UN calls for resumption of (Argentina/UK) dialogue ...“

    You forget it was Timerman who ended the last dialogue with the UK by refusing to negotiate in good faith, with the legitimate inhabitants of the Falkland Islands there to represent their own interests.

    Add to that your previous refusals to negotiate in good faith, by demanding that you be guaranteed sovereignty regardless of the outcome of any negotiations.

    If you had any factual claim to sovereignty, you could ”recover“ the Islands before the year is out by taking the UK to the ICJ for a ruling on sovereignty.

    The fact that you're trying to avoid that proves your claim is based on a lie. You cannot ”recover” the Islands, because they've never belonged to you. That's the truth.

    If you want dialogue, you should first agree to stop lying.

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 08:24 am 0
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