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Argentina's platform claim on Falklands' sovereignty “lapped up” by various respectable media outlets

Friday, April 1st 2016 - 07:27 UTC
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Dr Trinidad said the Argentine government had “spun the decision of a technical and scientific body as somehow a triumph on sovereignty”. Dr Trinidad said the Argentine government had “spun the decision of a technical and scientific body as somehow a triumph on sovereignty”.
“CLCS did not consider and qualify those parts of the submission that were subject to dispute” pointed out the UN spokesperson Dujarric “CLCS did not consider and qualify those parts of the submission that were subject to dispute” pointed out the UN spokesperson Dujarric

A Gibraltarian expert on self determination has rubbished Argentine claims that the decision by a UN Commission to extend Argentina's continental shelf to include the waters that surround the Falklands and South Georgia will be key in the dispute with Britain over the Islands.

 GBC reports that Dr Jamie Trinidad, who advises the Gibraltar Government, said on his Twitter feed that the decision was woefully misreported in the press and has no bearing on the sovereignty of the Falklands.

This, after the UN Commission itself pointed out that it was not in a position to consider submissions that are subject to dispute.

Dr Trinidad said the Argentine government had “spun the decision of a technical and scientific body as somehow a triumph on sovereignty”, and “various respectable media outlets just lapped it up”.

He added if there were any lessons to be learned from a Gibraltar perspective, it is that we need to be vigilant with regards to “media spin” as Argentina and Spain are “prone to spin any development in relation to the Falkland Islands and Gibraltar as a sovereignty gain”.

In effect the United Nations spokesman, Stephane Dujarric made the following clarifications regarding the work of the Commission of the Limits of the Continental Shelf, CLCS.

Dujarric said that CLCS on 11 March approved without a vote the recommendations of the Commission in regard to the submission made by Argentina on 21 April 2009 with amendments.

However “the Commission did not consider and qualify those parts of the submission that were subject to dispute and those parts, that relate to the continental shelf pertinent to Antarctica, in accordance with its rules and procedures”.

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  • HansNiesund

    Even so, it's still a truly historic moment - the birth of a new Malvinista myth, and the most easily rubbished one yet.

    Apr 01st, 2016 - 07:47 am 0
  • Alejo

    The Argentine “spin” shows just how gullible and infantile they are as a nation.

    Sorry lot of “nabos”!

    Apr 01st, 2016 - 08:13 am 0
  • Livepeanuts

    Argentina discredited herself with what she did publishing those lies. At first those whom she wishes to colonize may have been worried, but once the decision is read it is clear that the UN said nothing about the 1940's invented claims of Argentina to the UK's territories and even worse still the UN is not granting anybody sovereignty in Antarctica either!
    Once the trick and the lies are clear for all to see, then it is the Argentine claim that is really undermined. ..It shows that Argentina is prepared to lie if necessary .. it is prepared to act without integrity to achieve its flawed aims.
    In the end by pressing the indoctrination button placed inside the minds of the children in Argentina at a very early age by the indoctrinating teachers, they did score a temporary internal point propelling the less clever ones into the street waving flags as Galtieri and Cristina used to do, but once that shot in the arm wears out comes the big downturn and the world can see Argentina and its flawed claim for what they really are... Argentina has lied and it is clear for all to see.

    Apr 01st, 2016 - 09:49 am 0
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