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Cristina Fernandez blames Griesa and US embassy for “speculative attacks” against her government

Friday, September 19th 2014 - 06:20 UTC
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The president linked the alleged attacks with the comments made earlier this week by US acting ambassador Kevin Sullivan The president linked the alleged attacks with the comments made earlier this week by US acting ambassador Kevin Sullivan

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured on Thursday that Argentina is under “permanent speculative attack headed by US Federal judge Thomas Griesa,” and criticized “local vultures who have amplified the offensive to the point of ridicule.”

The message released via the head of state's official web page referred to recent media articles from Wednesday, affirming US airline company American Airlines would restrict advance sales of commercial flight tickets to Argentina for a 90 day period.

Cristina Fernández dismissed such reports, and in an attached message from the Central Bank responded to the accusations.

“Such restrictions don’t exist”, the President affirmed, while adding that “this is an attempt to create false expectations through lies and speculative attacks on the national currency.”

The president linked this alleged attacks with the comments made earlier this week by Kevin Sullivan, US Chargé d’Affairs in Argentina who told Clarin newspaper that “it is important that Argentina get out of default” in an interview published last Monday.

She defined these statements as “absolutely inappropriate.”

The president proceeded by enumerating a five-point plan describing the holdouts’ judicial strategy in their struggle with Argentina, and which according to her, several high ranked people were involved the planning, including a former George W. Bush official surnamed Gutierrez.

”We’ve seen this movie before and it ended badly in 2001,” she said, alluding to the social and economic crisis the country underwent during that year.

The message which has been released in her Twitter account as well, took place moments before the head of state left the country to meet Pope Francis, in a private audience at the Vatican; an official visit prior to Cristina Fernandez speech at the UN General Assembly next Wednesday.

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  • Jay Bee

    ...and in the meantime her and her rotten-to-the-core government continue to attempt to block trade to the Falkland Islands, intimidate the people of the Falkland Islands and lie about their history of the Falkland Islands.

    This crazy woman can't go on for much longer. I can understand why Argentines on here try to keep a brave face but beneath that thin veil they must feel completely conned and sold-out by the lunatic.

    Sep 19th, 2014 - 06:40 am 0
  • imoyaro

    Actually, quite a number of Argentines here are against her criminal regime, it's only a few like 4n con troll, Think, and a couple of other payasos who back the all out criminality of this regime, and it seems like they are La Campora clones. Personally, the more statements like this she makes, the more clear the message is sent to societies that respect the Rule of Law. I'm sure she will be around for a while, and may even manage to put Maximo Gordo in power, but of course, there will be a price to be paid by the Argentine people. Can't say I'm all that bothered by that if they can't manage to give her a Gualberto Villaroel sendoff. It's just a lamp post away ;)

    Sep 19th, 2014 - 07:27 am 0
  • Jay Bee

    2 imoyaro

    Yep, I accept your comments and I have noticed quite a few people speak out against her to a point. Surely you don't really believe she'll manage to get her son to take over? He doesn't seem to know much about politics and diplomacy. Wait a minute... Okay, I take your point.

    Sep 19th, 2014 - 07:42 am 0
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