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“Our Malvinas” photo exhibit opened in the Argentine congress

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 08:05 UTC
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Timerman during the opening of the exhibit Timerman during the opening of the exhibit

On the eve of a new anniversary of the Argentine military invasion of the Falkland Islands, (2 April 1982) Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said that when Great Britain finally agrees to sit for negotiations over the disputed Malvinas there will be “no way to deny” the Islands belong to Argentina.

 Timerman made the statement during the opening of a photographic exhibition under the heading of “Argentina’s Malvinas: our Islands in images”, at the Argentine Congress, Tuesday evening. He was accompanied during the ceremony by the president of the Lower House, Julio Domínguez, who is also a Malvinas veteran and Daniel Filmus, head of the Malvinas Affairs Secretariat.

The minister said that Argentina “will keep insisting in every international forum” over the Malvinas cause because “it is a just cause and a Latin-American cause, and it is supported by all and every Argentine”.

The Foreign Minister blasted Britain’s “aggressive stand over the Islands” and its colonial traits by underlining that there are “16 colonized territories over the world and 10 belong to the UK”.

”We can't conceive the Argentine Republic without the Malvinas Islands, since they are an integral part of our territory“, underlined Timerman adding that there was no question that ”in Congress, in all political parties, and in all political groups, Malvinas is a State policy and a flag Argentina will never surrender”.

The photographic exhibit will be on until 6 April and includes images of marine fauna from the South Atlantic, mainly sea mammal and sea birds.

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  • Stoker

    Every international forum?

    How about the International Court of Justice (ICJ)?

    The UK has been requesting Argentina take it's (false) claim on the Falkland Islands to the ICJ since 1946. Argentina is no stranger to the ICJ and has taken several other disputes before the Court. We well remember the “paper mill” case of Argentina v Uruguay which Argentina lost 14 - 1.

    Why wont Argentina take it's claim befeore the ICJ?

    Answer......because they know they would lose.

    Apr 02nd, 2014 - 08:21 am 0
  • LEPRecon

    @1 Stoker

    I agree. Argentina is pissing in the wind and no one will ever take them seriously until they take their 'claim' to the ONLY international body that actually counts - the International Court of Justice.

    But of course everyone also knows WHY Argentina won't go to the ICJ.

    Apr 02nd, 2014 - 08:22 am 0
  • Lord Ton

    Should think there's a copyright issue or two ? :-)

    Apr 02nd, 2014 - 08:25 am 0
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