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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.
“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.
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.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron praised the planned Falkland Islands referendum over its sovereignty as he warned their views do matter and told Argentina not to ignore them.
British Foreign Minister David Lidington condemned on Wednesday the actions of Argentina against the Falkland Islands claiming they were not those of a 'responsible' country.
The London-based South Atlantic Council today made a call “for a new understanding of sovereignty” thirty years after the cease-fire that ended hostilities between Britain and Argentina.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez leaves Wednesday at 19.00 hours for New York where on Thursday afternoon she is scheduled to address the UN Decolonization Committee claiming sovereignty over the Falklands/Malvinas and other South Atlantic Islands as well as demand discussions with the UK over the future of those territories.