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Unasur condemns presence of HMS Montrose in the Falklands

Monday, October 31st 2011 - 02:51 UTC
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The frigate is currently sailing for her six months patrolling in the South Atlantic The frigate is currently sailing for her six months patrolling in the South Atlantic

The Unions of South of American Nations, Unasur, rejected British military presence in the Falklands/Malvinas Islands and again reiterated their full support for Argentina’s ‘legitimate claims’ in her dispute with the UK over the sovereignty of the South Atlantic islands.

Holding their annual summit in Paraguay last Saturday on the sidelines of the Ibero-American summit Unasur stated that the presence of the HMS Montrose in the South Atlantic for the next six months, as announced by the UK Defence ministry (‘to maintain a continuous presence protecting British interests’), “is contrary to the region’s policy committed to a peaceful solution to the sovereignty controversy”.

Finally Unasur reiterates previous declarations in support of Argentina’s legitimate rights over the Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands and adjoining maritime spaces and ratifies its permanent regional interest that the UK resumes negotiations with Argentina so as to find as soon as possible, a peaceful and definitive solution to the dispute in conformity with what was established by the international community and UN and OAS resolutions.


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  • JustinKuntz

    A single small warship to protect the Falklands, compared with the Argentine Navy?

    What a load of tosh.

    Oct 31st, 2011 - 10:04 am 0
  • Islander1

    Wow, we are quivering in our boots- a sideline statement from Unasur! Reality is that HMS Montrose may even go on to exercises with the Chilean Navy on the way back to UK in 2012 - they have 2 or 3 sister ships as it is!
    Think will be busy with his fantasy nails!

    If Arg is so peacefull then can someone over there please explain why the RAF Typhoons scramble every 4 weeks or so to ward off FAA Aircraft that head out towards Falklands airspace- on a mission of course to see how close they get before they meet a response?

    Oct 31st, 2011 - 10:55 am 0
  • Rufus

    Well, one frigate, one patrol boat, an icebreaker, probably a small oiler (Rover class?) and the possibility of something nasty tooling round with a full load of Spearfish and Tomahawks.

    Oct 31st, 2011 - 11:01 am 0
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