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Montevideo, November 19th 2018 - 03:42 UTC

British Forces confirm defense talks in London between Argentina and UK

Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:20 UTC
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Falkland Islands' weekly Penguin News has received confirmation from the British Forces South Atlantic Islands Headquarters that earlier this week United Kingdom and Argentina held defense talks for the first time in over ten years. This week's PN reported on the front page that the Argentine newspaper Clarin released the story on the defense talks, but had no British defense confirmation to its request at the time of going to print. Read full article

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  • Brit Bob

    ''The writer of the article, Natasha Niebieskikwiat, who is well-known in the Falklands, anticipated that the meetings would be held under the “sovereignty umbrella” following the convention established when both sides resumed diplomatic relations after the war in 1982.''

    When Argentina attempted to assert its sovereignty over the Falkland or Malvinas Islands, the Argentinian generals seem to have expected political support from the Third World against Great Britain, the archetypical colonial power. One reason that much of the international community reacted negatively was the perception that the Argentinian junta was more concerned with extending its rights over adjacent territory than with carrying out the responsibility of governing the inhabitants of the Falklands, who seemed thoroughly dismayed at the prospect of Argentinian rule.(Law, Power and The Sovereign State, The Evolution and The Application of The Concept of Sovereignty, Fowler M.R. & Bunck J.M., Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995, p 12 -13).

    Falklands – Argentina's Sovereignty Aspirations (1 pg): https://www.academia.edu/34583696/Falklands_Argentinas_Sovereignty_Aspirations

    Mar 03rd, 2018 - 10:44 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Roger Lorton

    Defense talks, or associated with rebuilding mutual confidence as laid out in the 1989/90 accords?

    Mar 05th, 2018 - 04:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Johnny Colman

    Totally agree with Brit Bob !!

    Mar 05th, 2018 - 01:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clem

    The question is why is this piece appearing in Mercopenguin, a British government propaganda organ supposedly devoted to America, South America and the “South Atlantic”?

    Mar 10th, 2018 - 05:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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