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Malvinas militarization and UK nuclear subs in South Atlantic protests Cristina Fernandez

Wednesday, September 25th 2013 - 06:28 UTC
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Cristina Fernandez accused the UK of double standards and hypocrisy Cristina Fernandez accused the UK of double standards and hypocrisy

Argentine President Cristina Fernández used Tuesday’s speech in before the UN General Assembly to once more criticize British military movements in the South Atlantic, condemning the use of nuclear submarines around the disputed Falklands/Malvinas Islands.

Speaking on the use of nuclear energy, Cristina Fernandez said that Argentina has been and is the most advanced country in Latinamerica in the technology, and has also signed all international agreements and pacts refereed to the use of such energy for peaceful purposes.

However this stance can’t be upheld by the UK, since the British preach but take refuge in the UN Security Council ‘double standards’ be it referred to nuclear energy, human rights or abiding repeated UN resolutions with overwhelming support, calling for negotiations on the issue of ‘our Malvinas territories’.

“Argentina unlike the United Kingdom, has not taken a stance of ‘hypocrisy’ or ‘double standards’” underlined Cristina Fernandez who recalled that Argentina has signed the treaty on non proliferation of mass destruction weapons and is a full member of the International Criminal Court seated in Rome.

. “We do not go around condemning the use of nuclear energy with military ends, and at the same time send out nuclear submarines,” Cristina Fernandez fired during her speech.

“This happens to us Argentines, where the United Kingdom have militarised the South Atlantic and sends nuclear submarines” to an area that is clearly Argentine and Latinamerican sphere of influence.


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  • A.J.Rimmer

    Interesting, so a submersable, which is powered by a Nuclear reactor, which belongs to Britain is a “double Standard.” All other countries which also have nuclear powered subs is fine.

    the usual anti-British rethoric i see.

    Remind me please, were/are the Argentines trying to retro-fit a nuclear reactor to one of there sardine tins?

    Double Standards just about sums it up.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 06:40 am 0
  • Britworker

    I don't understand why she raised this, as it is a closed debate. No country in the world would disclose the location of their subs

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 07:01 am 0
  • Monkeymagic

    What a ridiculous woman. Even if we have sent NUCLEUR POWERED SUBMARINES to the Falklands, it is NOT latin is a British Overseas territory. The rampant racism that only “latinos” can be in South America is the language of 16th century genocidal colonialism.

    The falklands are NOT in Latin America.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 07:14 am 0
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