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Chile downplays Argentina's continental shelf extension which included Falklands and Antarctic territory

Thursday, April 21st 2016 - 05:11 UTC
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A strong controversy is expected following statements from Chilean officials who downplayed the significance of the recent UN continental shelf maritime extension referred to Argentina and which included the Falklands, South Atlantic Islands and Antarctica territory. Read full article

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  • brasherboot

    “In Antarctica there are no territorial claims, all those claims if they existed before 1959, ”

    How's Queen Elizabeth land?

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 06:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    @1
    “How's Queen Elizabeth land?”

    Cold and covered in snow and ice mostly.

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 09:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    ' the Malvinas Islands, which obviously are British territory”

    Obviously....

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 09:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    Quite right.

    What the UN actually said,
    ''With regard to the recommendations in respect of the submission made by Argentina, it is recalled that, previously, the Commission had already decided that it was not in a position to consider and qualify those parts of the submission that were subject to dispute and those parts that were related to the continental shelf appurtenant to Antarctica ''(see CLCS/64, paras. 76 and 77 and CLCS/76 para. 57) And Paragraph 3 of UN Press Release from Ban Ki-Moon's office dated 28th March 2016: http://www.un.org/press/en/2016/sea2030.doc.htm
    http://www.un.org/press/en/2016/sea2030.doc.htm

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 10:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • argfellow

    @ 3 “ 'the Malvinas Islands, which obviously are British territory' Obviously..”
    Not SO obvious, esteemed Frank, not SO...! First, the U.K. is unaware of the existence of any SO called territory, and even less about one under its domain. And second, half a dozen HM Ships lie at the bottom of the Argentine sea to testify about certain doubts entertained in Argentina and in the United Nations about this matter.

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 01:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    5- Learn to count and also show us an international map where this fantasy named sea is please?
    Me thinks the UK is very well aware of where the Islands are- that's why they are defended by HM ships, men and aircraft against threat of armed invasion by a foreign power which still today demands to enforce its claim over us in total open disregard to our freely expressed wishes.

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 02:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “According to the recent announcement by Argentina, under the UN reference, the maritime outer limit of its continental shelf adds 1.7 million square kilometers, covering the Falklands, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands and the area named as Argentine Antarctica.”

    Thanks Brit Bob for proving again the Argentine Governments skills of literacy are less than a 10 year old child:

    ''With regard to the recommendations in respect of the submission made by Argentina, it is recalled that, previously, the Commission had already decided that it was not in a position to consider and qualify those parts of the submission that were subject to dispute and those parts that were related to the continental shelf appurtenant to Antarctica ''

    Yet another Argentine myth.

    @5argfellow
    “And second, half a dozen HM Ships lie at the bottom of the Argentine sea to testify about certain doubts entertained in Argentina and in the United Nations about this matter.”

    If according to you this is evidence supporting an Argentine claim, why don't you go hotfoot to the ICJ?

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 04:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I imagine The Malevolent Midget Malcorra TMMM © ChrisR 2016 must have had the fix in to get the UN to approve this nonsense.

    She seems to be vying to replace TMBOA on steroids.

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 06:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    which obviously are British territory” said Jose Retamales Espinoza,

    Yep.

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 07:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Dream on, Argentina.
    lts all you've got……dreams.
    TMMM, like it ChrisR!

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 08:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HughJuanCoeurs

    Indeed, the “Malvinas” aren't British because there is no such place. On the other hand, the Falkland Islands are British and “obviously” doesn't even come close; “Definitely” does.

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    “What the UN is saying is that there are 200 miles from the Argentine coast limit and they also include the Malvinas Islands, which obviously are British territory” said Jose Retamales Espinoza, head of the Chilean Antarctic Institute.”

    ‘which are obviously British territory’ But Argentina has oft stated that the whole world (including their neighbour Chile) supports their claim to the Falkland Islands.

    Surely a country like Argentina, that perceives itself to hold a high standing within the international community, would not tell porkies about such a fundamental issue as the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands?

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 07:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #5
    If the islands were Argentinian, why did you decide to leave in 1982 ?
    Surely,if the sovereignty was yours, the UN and all other countries would have backed you and come to your aid. What happened ?

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    Clyde15
    “Surely,if the sovereignty was yours, the UN and all other countries would have backed you and come to your aid. What happened ?”

    Exactly! The arguments put by Argentines in support of their Malvinas fantasy become more and more specious as, bit by bit, their case is demolished.

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 01:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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