The first petitioner for the Falkland Islands MLA Roger Edwards before the UN Decolonization Committee said that Argentina claims to fight against colonialism yet wishes to annex the Islands and “subject our people to alien subjugation and domination”, which is the very definition of colonialism.
On the thirtieth anniversary of its liberation from Argentine occupation (June 14), the Falkland Islands was given its biggest boost by any British Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher.
Chancellor Angela Merkel rebuffed pressure for Germany, Europe's most powerful economy, to underwrite debt or guarantee bank deposits in the euro zone.
“Our resolve to support the Falkland Islanders has not wavered in the last thirty years and it will not in the years ahead”, said British Prime Minister David Cameron in an brief official statement on the 30th anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands, 14 June.
London’ AIM quoted international services group Falkland Islands Holdings has raised eight million pounds following a subscription for shares by Blackfish Capital, an investment fund, reported the company in a release.
Reacting to the massive media campaign displayed by Argentina, UK UN Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant revealed that it was President Cristina Fernandez who requested US the Decolonization Committee to schedule the annual discussion of the Falklands/Malvinas status on the anniversary of Britain’s victory 14 June 1982.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández called on the UK to “give peace a chance” in an advertisement article published Thursday on British, Indian and Russian newspapers ahead of her presentation later in the day before the UN Decolonization Committee demanding sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.
By Alicia Castro - Today marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the war in the South Atlantic, but the sovereignty dispute between Argentina and the UK goes back 179 years. It dates from the time that Great Britain – in much the same way it invaded Buenos Aires in 1806 and 1807 without success – invaded and took the Malvinas by force in 1833. In this lengthy historical process, the events of 1982 are the most regrettable.
Britain sent a defiant message to Argentina on the 30th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War by flying the Islands' flag above Downing Street.
Britain’s Armed Forces Minister, Nick Harvey, said the Royal Navy would “deter and challenge” any incursion by Spanish state vessels into British waters around the Rock. Minister Harvey was responding to questions from Labour MPs in the House of Commons about recent incursions by Spanish Guardia Civil vessels.