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Falklands/Malvinas: Argentina asks why UK is not punished for not complying with UN

Friday, July 24th 2015 - 06:01 UTC
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“Why some countries are punished if they don't accept UN resolutions, while others that are founding members” can look aside and not comply asked Filmus “Why some countries are punished if they don't accept UN resolutions, while others that are founding members” can look aside and not comply asked Filmus
“We are not intent in isolating or suffocating economically the Malvinas Islands, but simply want to exercise our sovereignty rights over the Islands” “We are not intent in isolating or suffocating economically the Malvinas Islands, but simply want to exercise our sovereignty rights over the Islands”
ALADI chair Alvarez pointed out that “the Malvinas Islands claim is inexorably becoming a Latin American cause”. “We need the solidarity” of the region ALADI chair Alvarez pointed out that “the Malvinas Islands claim is inexorably becoming a Latin American cause”. “We need the solidarity” of the region

Argentine diplomats questioned in Montevideo why the United Kingdom is not punished for its denial to comply with the UN General Assembly Resolution from 1965 which calls on Argentina and the UK to sit and dialogue on the Falklands/Malvinas dispute. They also denied any attempts from Argentina to suffocate the Falklands economy or hydrocarbons industry.

 The head of the Argentine Foreign ministry's Malvinas affairs Desk, Daniel Filmus was hosted on Thursday with a special session at the ALADI offices in Montevideo, as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Resolution 2065 which recognizes the existence of a sovereignty dispute between the two countries.

ALADI stands for the Latin American Integration Association and is made up of thirteen members: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Peru. The current chairman is Carlos “Chacho” Alvarez, a former Argentine vice-president who resigned ahead of the 2001/2002 political and economic meltdown of Argentina.

“Why some countries are punished if they don't accept UN resolutions, while others that are founding members and also have permanent seats in the Security Council can look aside and not comply with what the UN Decolonization Committee reiterates year after year?” asked Filmus following the special session and unveiling of a commemorative plaque and a Malvinas hall in the ALADI Montevideo building.

Filmus said it was hard to understand why the UK had not sat to dialogue with the Argentine government to address the issue, as established by the UN General Assembly resolution: “How can it be that the UK refuses to comply with the United Nations”, he insisted.

Filmus also made comments on the recent decision by the Argentine justice to embargo British, US and European companies' assets for their involvement in the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in the Falklands/Malvinas Islands without the consent of the Argentine government that claims the Islands and adjoining maritime spaces where the exploration for oil and gas with Falklands' awarded licenses it taking place.

“We are not intent in isolating or suffocating economically the Malvinas Islands, but simply want to exercise our rights, and our rights are sovereignty over the Islands” underlined Filmus regarding the UK government claims that Argentina wanted to 'strangle' the Falklands economy and the development of the Islanders' hydrocarbons industry.

The Argentine official said that there were three main important pending questions in the region: Panama canal sovereignty, US and Cuba relations and the Malvinas dispute, and now “two of them have been accomplished, only the third one is waiting to be resolved”.

“We need the solidarity of the all Latin American countries, as in the other two cases to overcome the long standing controversy over the Malvinas Islands”

ALADI chair Alvarez pointed out that “the Malvinas Islands claim is inexorably becoming a Latin American cause”. He added that nowadays colonialism is condemned by all countries in the world and “only 17 of these cases have survived so far, of which ten are linked to the UK”.

Alvarez also warned how dangerous is was to have in Latin America 'a foreign power' occupying part of 'our territory' and underlined the importance of ensuring that “our resources” are preserved to the benefit of the Latin American community.

Finally the president of the ALADI representatives council, Felix Rivas Alvarado read a message from Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro expressing full support and solidarity with “Argentina's legitimate claim over the Malvinas”.

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  • LEPRecon

    Mr Filmus. The UK is not breaking any UN resolutions. The UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-Moon has already stated that.

    Resolution 2065 is no longer a relevant resolution BECAUSE Argentina BROKE it in 1982. It is INVALID, VOID, ILLEGITIMATE.

    But even if it wasn't the UK is still to this day keeping to the spirit of this resolution by involving, and taking into account the wishes of the people who are affected most....namely the Falkland Islanders.

    The UK is also willing to talk but it is Argentina that continually and PUBLICLY refuses to do so.

    So it is Argentina that not only BROKE resolution 2065, but continues to break it every day.

    And remember Mr Filmus the UN is a toothless tiger, a talking shop for impotent countries, such as Argentina, to vent their spleen. Only the Security Council has teeth, and those teeth are generally made up of UK, US and French troops.

    So just how do you think the toothless tiger can 'punish' the UK? UN General Assembly resolutions are NON-BINDING.

    So continue to humiliate yourself, your country and your people on the world stage. EVERYONE is laughing at Argentina, the funny clown. Especially your Latam comrades.

    ROLL UP! ROLL UP! COME AND SEE FILMUS, THE FUNNY CLOWN OF A MAN WHO CAN'T STOP LYING!

    But I suppose Filmus has to earn his crust, and desperately distract the Argentine people from Kirchners 'won' decade and economic miracle.

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 06:36 am 0
  • golfcronie

    And did not Argentina ignore a binding UN resolution 502 back in 1982, what is good for the goose is good for the gander, eat your hearts out. I wonder how many UN resolutions has Argentina ignored, Beagle Channel?

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 06:50 am 0
  • FI_Frost

    UN Resolution 502 in 1982 called for the immediate withdraw of Argentine forces.

    Argentina ignored 502. A thousand people lost their lives. Argentina never apologised.

    This is just typical LatAm BS waffle for domestic consumption.

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 06:59 am 0
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