British dominance of the Malvinas Islands is a colonial 'situation', which is 'unacceptable' and 'anachronic': Argentina reiterates its sovereignty claims over the South Atlantic Islands and surrounding maritime spaces, said a release from the foreign ministry in Buenos Aires on occasion of the day the country commemorates the creation, on 10 June 1829, of the political and military command of the Malvinas Islands and adjacent Cape Horn spaces.
The release underlines that Argentina is determined to resume in the shortest time possible, negotiations with the United Kingdom regarding the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, as requested by United Nations so as to reach a definitive solution to this unacceptable an anachronic colonial situation.
Likewise the Foreign ministry recalls that next 16 December will be fifty years since UN General Assembly Resolution 2065, by which the international community recognized the existence of a sovereignty dispute and called on the governments of Argentina and UK to negotiate a peaceful solution to the problem.
However despite the fact that Argentina inherited the South Atlantic territories from Spain, on 3 January 1833 Argentina's territorial integrity was shattered when the UK occupied the Malvinas, dislodged inhabitants and authorities and implemented strict migratory rules to ensure a population fit to its colonial pretensions.
The release then enumerates the different countries and regions that support Argentina's sovereignty claims over the Falklands, (Latin America, the Caribbean and 54 African nations) and an equal significant number or organizations and international forums (UN, OAS, G77 plus China; and Arab and South American summits) insisting they have called on both sides to resume talks and put a peaceful and definitive end to the dispute.
The release complains about the unjustified UK military presence in the South Atlantic and the massive electronic spying of Argentine leaders and military structures. In the same vein the 'illegitimate' hydrocarbons' exploration activities, contrary to UN General Assembly resolution.
Finally the peaceful recovery of the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich islands and surrounding maritime spaces, respecting the way of life of its inhabitants and in compliance with international law, is a permanent, unwavering objective of the Argentine people, as established in the Transitory Clause of the Argentine constitution.
Argentina once again reiterates its inalienable right over the Malvinas and South Atlantic islands and surrounding maritime spaces, as well as its firm willingness to resume in the shortest time possible negotiations with the UK to which the UN has convened, so as to reach a definitive solution to this colonial situation.
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Shortest time possible could be tomorrow or more likely in 10,000 years.Jun 10th, 2015 - 06:19 am 0
Nice how these people present themselves as reasonable then slip in a few lies about a Spanish inheritance and include South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. No, these are Islands are settled British territory and will remain so. If Argentina wants to make an up front offer for the Islands nobody is stopping them. Any offer would need to be in the trillions of pounds sterling but we all know Argentina doesn't have that kind of money and probably never will.
It must be getting close to the anniversary where Argentina got its arse handed to it so there propaganda machine has been pushed up to full bulls!t mode.Jun 10th, 2015 - 06:30 am 0
The only usurpation that happened in 1833 was when the United Provinces of the River Plate tried to usurp British territory and sent their military to set up a penal colony. Prior to these troops departing from the UP the British, in line with international law as it stood in the 19th century, protested stating that the Falklands where British territory.
These UP troops (Argentina did NOT exist in 1833, and wouldn't exist until 1850) were only on the islands for a matter of weeks when discipline broke down and they murdered their commanding officer, raped his wife in front of her children, and then put the REAL colonists who had been there for several years WITH British PERMISSION, in danger.
The British sent HMS Clio to kick the usurpers out and they left without a shot being fired.
The RN then left, and there were NO MILITARY forces left on the islands, but the UP NEVER returned.
As for the inheritance, well this is the funniest part of their 'claims', because even IF such a thing was recognised in international law (it isn't and has never been), then the Islands would've had to have been Spanish at the time Spain recognised Argentina as an independent state - which didn't happen until 1863.
So in 1833 the UP had invaded both British AND Spanish territory. Then in the 1840's Spain RELINQUISHED is sovereignty claim over the islands and RECOGNISED the British as the ONLY legal claimant left.
So the islands DID NOT belong to Spain in 1863, so they couldn't have LEFT them to Argentina or ANYONE else.
Even more amusing is the list of so called countries that 'support' them, except NONE of these countries support them. The support a peaceful end to the dispute, which isn't the same as supporting Argentina OR the UK.
Psst! Argentina. The UN supports the rights of the Falkland Islanders not Argentina's fantasy.
Same every year since 1973. You would have thought that they'd have worked out that nothing was being achieved.Jun 10th, 2015 - 06:42 am 0