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“Give peace a chance” writes Cristina Fernandez in world media display

Thursday, June 14th 2012 - 17:29 UTC
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The advertisement article was published in The Times and the The Guardian among other newspapers  The advertisement article was published in The Times and the The Guardian among other newspapers

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.

The Head of State made the plea on the day that marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the Falklands conflict when a British Task Force ousted Argentine forces that had invaded the Islands 74 days before on 2 April 1982.

According to the half page ads published in The Times and The Guardian in UK, there have been 39 United Nations resolutions requiring Argentina and the UK to “negotiate a peaceful solution in order to end the dispute.”

“On January 3rd, 1833, a British naval force expelled the Argentine legitimate authorities and population from the Malvinas Islands. Ever since then, Argentina has relentlessly demanded their restitution before national and international forums,“ she wrote.

She went on to ask British people to put an end to “colonialism” and to “give peace a chance”. The Argentine president also mentions the Argentine forces defeat in 1982, which were sent to the Falklands by the “worst military dictatorship” ever suffered by Argentina.

”We, Argentines, ask all of you – citizens and governments of the world – to put an end to colonialism and to demand compliance with UN resolutions. We ask the United Kingdom to give peace a chance” Cristina Fernandez concluded with her signature stamped at the end of the ad.

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  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    Bad news: CFK you are delusional. Give this up already you really get on my nerves.

    Good news: she knows how to get under the Brits skin too.

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 05:36 pm 0
  • Musky

    Then she ended her speech with a rendition of 'I'd like to teach the world to sing'....

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 05:38 pm 0
  • Idlehands

    “Give peace a chance” can only be interpreted to mean “if you don't negotiate there will be war”

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 05:39 pm 0
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