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Falklands: Timerman says Red Cross will help with identification of remains at Darwin cemetery

Wednesday, March 5th 2014 - 05:07 UTC
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Minister Timerman Minister Timerman

Foreign minister Hector Timerman said that the International Committee of the Red Cross will help with the identification of Argentine soldiers killed during the Falklands/Malvinas war and whose remains are still in the territory claimed by Argentina. The UK would be informed at a later stage on the matter.

 Timerman made the statement, and as such was informed by the official news agency Telam, following a meeting with the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer in Switzerland.

“The Red Cross, in response to a request from President Cristina Fernandez, promised to help us with the identification of the remains of soldiers killed in the Malvinas, who are still in that territory which is claimed by Argentina” and more precisely at the Darwin Argentine memorial, Héctor Timerman was quoted by Télam in Geneva.

Timerman said that the purpose of the forensic tasks at the Darwin cemetery is “so that the relatives of the fallen in Malvinas can put an end to uncertainty and close a painful wound“.

”We are certain that the Red Cross will help us. Soon, we are going to address the issue before the Government of Great Britain in order to have its cooperation in this worthy cause,” he concluded.

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  • RICO

    We are more than happy to talk about this Hector. Just open a consulate in Stanley.

    Mar 05th, 2014 - 06:18 am 0
  • stick up your junta

    we are going to address the issue before the Government of Great Britain in order to have its cooperation in this worthy cause,” he concluded.

    Yes. Its Great Britain when they want cooperation, what happened to “English Pirates”

    Mar 05th, 2014 - 06:59 am 0
  • LEPRecon

    I believe the answer will be what it was last time.

    “The Government of the United Kingdom has no say over whether the Red Cross or anyone else can exhume bodies on the Falkland Islands. Please address your request to the relevant body that can give you authority - the Falkland Islands Government.”

    To which the Argentine Government will have a hissy fit, sulk, and then accuse the 'English Pirates' of deliberately trying to stop them from examining the body (possible hinting of them trying to 'hide' evidence), and then go into a whirlwind tour of all their sycophants, crying and begging blah, blah, blah.

    Even their sycophants are getting fed up of them though.

    Mar 05th, 2014 - 07:06 am 0
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