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Argentine hopes dashed on Falklands, Antarctica: Continental Shelf Commission refused to consider three major claims

Friday, June 3rd 2016 - 19:40 UTC
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In April 2009, Argentina submitted a formal claim to sovereignty over an exceptionally large continental shelf, across hundreds of miles of the sea-bed to the east and south of Argentina. This year, in March, newspapers around the world incorrectly reported the whole Argentine submission had been endorsed. Read full article


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  • Briton

    HA Ha ha,
    Soddy Offy you greedy deluded crooks.

    Jun 03rd, 2016 - 08:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Major

    Such foolish people. But then they are Argentine

    Jun 03rd, 2016 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    2 There were also another big bunch of thick fools- All the UK Daily Papers- BBC -ITN - etc who all fell for the Argie press release, believed it hook line and sinker - and then ended up with egg all over their faces - did any one of them apologise to their readers and viewers??? - No!

    Jun 03rd, 2016 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Hume

    Wow, I love this comments space, it is a cheap way to become enlightened.
    God bless the Falklands! It seems that all the wise people in the world is currently living down there.

    Jun 03rd, 2016 - 09:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    willets= LOSER!BIG GAIN for Argentina.A very good increase,uncontested MARITIME limit,the rest,A TOTAL RECOGNITION of the dispute.NOw uk CAN NOT DO A DAMN thing,without Argentina permission..JAJajaja willets, are FINISHED,GOOD FOR NOTHING!LIAR!

    Jun 03rd, 2016 - 11:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    Hey chantapufi, I guess they should have posted the posted the article in Lunfardo, because you obviously can't read...

    Jun 03rd, 2016 - 11:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    I remember this guy...

    “Prof Willetts pointed out that an Overseas Territory is not a form of Free Association and that the UN said in 1960 an associated territory should have the right to determine its internal constitution without outside interference, but the Falklands ultimately is under the control of London.”

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 12:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Unsure what point you are trying to make Voice.

    Who has claimed it is an associated territory?

    And which part of the UK is not “under the control of London”?

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 12:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SauveQuiPeut

    I remember this guy too...

    “Professor Willetts said that the right to self-determination was asserted in the Decolonisation Declaration adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 1960, and that it applies to the Falkland Islanders because it applies to all colonies.
    Argentina’s position that the right only exists, “where there is no dispute over sovereignty” was rejected by the UN General Assembly during the debate on the Decolonisation Declaration and again in 2008.”

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 04:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    VFoice - Willetts rather changed his tune by 2013.

    Do try to keep up.

    Willetts is the one that seems to keep the South Atlantic Council going and has been, in the main, seen as pro-Argentine. His quandary is, that he is also basically honest. Hard to pigeon-hole.

    Willets now recognises that the Falkland Islanders do have the right to self-determination. Now there's honest for you LOL

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 05:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @5 Sour Grapeserino

    “very good increase,uncontested MARITIME limit,the rest”

    And again you will mess it up as with all the massive resources you own. The UK don't care about your resources, but you have failed to steal the Falkland Islanders resources.

    Remember your attempt in 1982?

    Suck that up amigo :-)

    Even if you found massive reserves of Gold, it would make no difference, you would still end up in debt.

    “A TOTAL RECOGNITION of the dispute”

    So exactly how does that help you?

    Your fighter aircraft are turbo prop trainers, your navy has just had another accident with a ship, your historical claim versus the British/Falklands, is virtually non existent, the Falkland Islanders run the Islands, Argentina has NO say over what goes on in the Islands other than sending over flag waving hooligans.

    And yet you celebrate.

    I expect the fact that the UN consider the area around the Falklands disputed means you will be hot footing it to the ICJ, right?

    “.NOw uk CAN NOT DO A DAMN thing,without Argentina permission”

    The Falkland Islanders do exactly what they want on their Islands without Argentine permission-go over there and see for yourself.

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 07:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Eilean Siar

    Wrong Willetts in photo Mercopress. That's David (2 brains) Willetts, Conservative member of the House of Lords.

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 08:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    5. Malvi

    Thanks for all of the help in the past.

    Has your doctor changed your medication yet?

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 08:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    As the newspapers incorrectly stated the true position, that meant Bad Reporting , thus backing Argentina's bogus claims.

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 10:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @5. Can you stay long enough to read the whole of my comment? Considering what, presumably, comes off your fingers and, equally, what probably spews out of your mouth, I have to assume that you spend the major part of your time sat on a khazi. Always assuming that you have access to one.

    Perhaps you need a map. Notice that Britain, the United States and Russia all protested strongly about what argieland claimed. That means that the maritime limit WAS contested. Moreover, argieland didn't get what it wanted. The Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are STILL British. Together with the waters around them. You now have some lumps of seabed that we weren't interested in anyway. But remember that you now have additional responsibilities. Do you actually have any vessels that can get out that far? As far as I can see, you have nothing capable of enforcing your responsibilities apart from some Russian tugs.

    Try to remember that you have no rights to impede the vessels of any other country. To use an analogy, think of the reactions to China's actions in the South China Sea. At this point, a number of countries, including ones from far away like Japan and the United States, are taking on naval and airborne patrols. How is China going to cope with 10 aggressive enemies all at once? Argieland probably doesn't have so much of a problem. Just Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Britain to be concerned about. Ready to start another war, are you? Britain has already been training Brazil on amphibious landings. Chile won't need much. So Brazil approaches from the north, Chile from the south and Britain from the east. Good fun, eh? What have you got? Canoes and bathtubs?

    Britain will do whatever it wants. Don't I recall a British submarine sinking an argie light cruiser? You have 16 combat-type vessels left. 10 of them aren't deployable. Along comes a British force. 6 destroyers, 12 frigates and 7 subs. Now tell us what we can't do!

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 11:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Poor Argentina,
    you want everything,
    but end up with Nothing.

    Greed never pays.

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    As I said back in March:

    “Unfortunately for Ms Malcorra, disputed territories and areas south of 60 were excluded from the CLCS recommendations. So from your map you have to subtract those 200 n.mile EEZs around FI, SG and SS and all the claims south of 60.

    In other words, this UN committee has extended Arg sovereignty beyond the 200 nm EEZ to the edge of the shelf, where not disputed with the UK. An understandable and uncontroversial decision.”

    I feel sorry for the fervent Argie nationalist who are so easily manipulated by bogus reporting in their own country.

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Does Argentina have a claim on any part of the North Pole.

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Give them time, Briton.
    Also we must never forget that the moon shines on Argentina each night, so that must belong to them also.

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    Argentina has been caught out trying to spin a straight forward story to their advantage, and claiming UN support for their colonial ambitions over the Falkland Islands.

    Hmmmmmmm. Now where have I heard that before. Oh yes, the previous Argentine Government did it all the time.

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Hey, Skippy:

    Recently became aware of the Wussie humanitarian position on illegal immigration.

    Hats off on the Nauru/Manus detention camps - not only for their austerity but the media restrictions.

    Trumps needs to tour these.

    Well done.

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 01:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Don Alberto

    Why doesn't Argentina claim Greenland and Novaya Zemlya?

    must be Argentine territories as both are in some ocean, aren't they?

    - and what about Australia and New Zealand, Argentine too, ain't they?

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 04:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    And then there is the fantasy view, and from a supposedly intelligent man too -

    The flaw is immediately obvious when the author includes the sentence - “It cannot be otherwise since all of them are Argentine territories ...”

    Err - Senor Mársico, I have news for you :-)

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 05:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    NO the MAlvinenses can not do what they want.And Argnetina can take the case to the Tribunal of the sea.If Argentina,did not done it before,was for HUMANITARIANS reasons.Legally,we can STOP ANY ACTIVITY the uk is doing in the South Atlantic...Poor losers,brutish IDIOTS!They will be pushed out WITHOUT A THING from the South Atlantic,may be some penguins as a souvenirs..bye bye,stupid uk!

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    NO the MAlvinenses can not do what they want

    the rest of the post was delusional.

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 07:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Well spotted Sir, absolutely correct.

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 08:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    24 malvinARSE - you are more of a dumbarsed idiot that Christina K and Timmerman rolled into one and doubled!!

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 09:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    Remember your attempt in 1982?

    Suck that up amigo :-)
    Sure I remember.Do you remember that,loser?

    malvinARSE - you are more of a dumbarsed idiot that Christina K and Timmerman rolled into one and doubled


    Jun 04th, 2016 - 11:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    28- very sorry- you have just revealed that you are TEN times as dumbarsed!!

    That was the day the British press all fell in their own shit printing what the Arg Govt had said - without bothering to check what the UN ACTUALLY said!
    You-I -everyone knows what the UN actually said - it gave NO ruling over the disputed areas - as the UN never has-never does!
    Don't believe me? Then read the relevant UN Documents!

    Jun 05th, 2016 - 01:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0

    That was the day the British press all fell in their own shit printing what the Arg Govt had said - without bothering to check what the UN ACTUALLY said!
    You-I -everyone knows what the UN actually said - it gave NO ruling over the disputed areas - as the UN never has-never does!
    The reality,pirate,is BECAUSE of the DISPUTE,uk GOT ZERO EXTENSION.The Argentine presentation STOPPED the brutish.Argentina got a LOT of extension,and if you try,to do something in a DISPUTED MARITIME ZONE,not only legal,but military action will be taken by Argentina.This is going to happens,from now ON..

    Jun 05th, 2016 - 03:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!

    Wow, talk about the biggest non-headline in history. Mercopress makes it sound like life was discovered on Mars, or intelligent life discovered in the island of Britain.

    What is the news story here? The fact remains the continental shelf territory was in fact, expanded. That the territories in so-called dispute (British territories), were no included is of no surprise to anyone. And the Brittos here are celebrating and flaying Argentina for what?

    If anything, the losers are them. Britain has de facto control over those territories, militarily, economically, and culturally, yet their CLAIM (which preceded Argentina's), was dashed too.

    Argentina being denied this portion of the request is no surprise, it has no control militarily over those areas, and the inhabitants are culturally British. That BRITAIN's request was denied is far more damming and humiliating.

    Jun 05th, 2016 - 07:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    As usual, tobias, you miss the entire point of the story.

    No one in the UK cares if Argentina increased its territory.

    The facts here are that Argentina DELIBERATELY misled the Argentine population, and tried to mislead the world, over something that wasn't true. They LIED. But then again you would applaud them for that, wouldn't you?

    So now Argentina has egg on its face, and the Argentine people are realising that this government is no more honest than the last.

    It's the same type of attitude from successive Argentine governments where they tell the people that everything is brilliant and Argentina is an amazing success that is the envy of the world. The people become euphoric until the reality of the situation sinks in.

    A bit like in 1982 when the Argentine government told the people that the 'brave' Argentine forces were sinking the British aircraft carriers and that the UK forces were dying by their thousands, and Argentine victory was but moments away...that was at least until 12 June 1982 when Argentine SURRENDERED.

    No wonder Argentina has more psychiatrists than any other country on earth. It's hard on everyones self esteem to be told how lucky you are to live in such a 'successful' country, only to spend your life in poverty and being the laughing stock of the world.

    Just like when YOUR beloved Cristina told everyone that Argentina's poverty level was lower than Germany's! Oh how the world laughed, and laughed and laughed at you all.

    Poor Tobias, going nowhere and at a snails pace at that.

    Jun 05th, 2016 - 08:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alejo

    @31 CapiTrollism_is_back!!

    Aparentemente Usted es capaz solamente de escribir pura paja - ¡nabo!

    Jun 05th, 2016 - 08:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    You are deluded Sir, Britains claim was only to highlight that Argentina wanted to take the Falklands by subterfuge ( by the backdoor ) After hundreds of years of diplomacy, it is always better to strike first, the first blow can render your opponent incapacitated as has happened here. Now is the time for Argentina to move on, think less of more territory and utilise the territory that it has, that is if the Argies can get the population of their arses and work.

    Jun 05th, 2016 - 08:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0

    31 CapitalTroll
    Brutish apologist suck up your masters words LOOOSSSERRR.
    Brutish de facto control LIIIEEESSSS!

    I laugh so much with you that I shit in my pants. NOBODY believes brutish pirate caims in Argetina sea.

    LEPPER Argentine forces never surrendered in 1982. We won you lost. Suck it up LOOOOSSSER. I have gone to Malvinas, there are no kelplets there only Argentinos. You belive big brutish LLLIIIIEEES. LOOOOSSSSEEERR

    Now i shit my pants again laughing too much at brutish losers and Argentinian Troll brutish sucker. I shit my pants so bad mi mamá cant clean them.
    I shit so bad a fall over in my shit.

    Jun 05th, 2016 - 09:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    According to you, you still rely on your mother. By deduction you must be about 4 years old and your posts substantiate this.How on earth can you even consider that Argentina won the war in 1982? but you of course can always point me in the direction of an article that states the above. No I didn't think so.

    Jun 05th, 2016 - 09:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alejo

    @36 golfcronie

    He seems to be a “born again” paul cedron! His infantile meanderings “smell” of it!

    Jun 05th, 2016 - 10:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0

    #35 malvinero,it is not me.It is a FAKE!.uk GOT NOTHING,and uk IS FINISHED in the SOUTH ATLANTIC!MALVINAS ARGNETINAS is the future!!
    uk has NOTHING to offer to the world,and is the WORLD CENTER of MONEY laundering in the world.Even with that,uk has a STAGGERING FOREIGN debt..

    Jun 05th, 2016 - 01:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Malvinarse supreme- as you say you do enjoy it in your own shit!
    Can you and Captial Troll T rule in any territorial eez maritme or seabed or whatever extensions- where there is a territorial dispute. Fact!

    Britain and Falklands KNEW that before our claim was submitted - We knew it would not be granted! BUT - if you do not even file your claim then you can expect to loose by default!
    Same reason Argentina filed its claim- intelligent Argentines knew they would not get those areas - but they applied so as not to be seen risking loosing anything in future by not registering.
    Anyone with even 1/4 or a small brain knew what the result was going to be a few years ago! Status quo as the UN does NOT rule in Sovereignty Disputes - that is the job of the ICJ!
    Yes Arg got the extension in the undisputed areas north of the Islands and south of the River Plate border with Uruguay - you were entitled to them!

    All very simple - except for those as thick as shit!

    I have never insulted people to this extent on here before nor used the s- word - but By God you deserve the lot because you are THICK!

    Jun 05th, 2016 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @35 Dire Rhea.

    “I shit my pants so bad mi mamá cant clean them.”

    You are an Argentine 1982 veteran right?

    One of those that used everywhere to defacate except....toilets.

    And your experience of soiling yourself was initiated by which of the following?

    A)-The Parachute Regiment
    B)-The Royal Marines
    C)-The SAS
    D)-Vulcan Air raids
    E)-Shelled by the Royal Navy
    F)-The Ghurkas

    Please note that as a humanitarian gesture, with the best intentions of comradeship, respect and friendship, I placed the Ghurkas last so that you could at least keep momentary control of your bowels while reading this post.

    I hope you have a good washing machine amigo.

    I hope you did not need to use your underpants as a white flag when you surrendered in 1982.

    Jun 05th, 2016 - 07:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Who let Mal-idiot out of his padded cell?
    The man(?)is a raving ratbag.

    Jun 05th, 2016 - 09:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brasherboot

    The puff boy Argies couldn't conquer the penguins in the Falklands.

    Let the men run the world and little Argy pansies stay home.

    Jun 06th, 2016 - 01:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0

    Malvinarse supreme- as you say you do enjoy it in your own shit!
    Can you and Captial Troll T rule in any territorial eez maritime or seabed or whatever extensions- where there is a territorial dispute. Fact! JAJAJ uk GOT ZERO Extension.Argnetina got a LOT!MAlvinas,SG,SS,SURROUNDED by Argentine sea.

    I hope you did not need to use your underpants as a white flag when you surrendered in 1982. JAJJA THe one that shit in the pants were the royal MArines,that surrender WITHOUT A SCRATCH to THE ARGNEITNE MArines,y 4 hours.Pictures sent to world ,mocked by the world for the COWARDICE of the RN..Well fed ,well armed,well rested...A WORLD SHAME!..

    Jun 06th, 2016 - 02:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    The UK will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Jun 06th, 2016 - 04:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    HEPATITIS - once the the inhabitants of the Falklands have to decide their future then the UK will support them. I believe that none of their options will include any sort of association of any nature with Argentina.

    Have a nice day, nabo!

    Jun 06th, 2016 - 06:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0

    Fatty gordo1 there are no falkland islanders they are ARGENTINOS!!!
    Did you see my post @43????

    I give you the evidence of brutish pirate surrender on MALVINAS in 1982

    40 brutish marine surrender in OPERATION ROSARIO 4.500 strong Argentine force land on island and make them back MALVINAS.
    I laugh and shit myself again
    more shit again

    @Pete Bog YES I shit my pants but your name is BOG!!!! JAJAJAJAJAJA
    I shit myself again but no problem mi mother has now cleant 3 pants for me so no problem.

    Jun 06th, 2016 - 08:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FitzRoy

    @46: You're not actually a veteran are you? How many Royal Marines were killed during the invasion? How many Argentines? One Amtrac destroyed on it's way to attack Gov House, at least one other Argentine killed in the grounds of the House. How many did the Argentine Gov't attest to? Cowards for not being able to address the truth. You ran away. The Royal Marines came back and you all ran away, 20,000 against almost half that.
    You really are a dick aren't you? And what has your bollocks have to do with the lack of increase in your national boundary?

    Jun 06th, 2016 - 08:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Wipe the crap off your face, estupido.
    Change your pants.
    You're an idiot, boy.

    Jun 06th, 2016 - 09:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    And this post @46 gentlemen is the result of the Argentine education system over the last few years, they are taught from birth that to lie to get what you want is Ok.

    Jun 06th, 2016 - 10:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0

    and you believe this LIE about the ANTARCTICA shelf JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA

    All MALVINAS SG SS is ours.

    Brutish pirates can only dream about it.
    Fantasies that you are still in MALVINAS
    You surrendered in 1982 and you still think you won.
    Whole world saw fotos of 8 british marines surrender to 4.500 GLORIOUS GALTIERI soldiers.


    I shit my pants again.

    Jun 06th, 2016 - 10:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    And the person mostly responsible for so completely and deliberately miss-representing the CLCS announcement in March, Ms Malcorra, now wants to be UN Sec Gen!

    Whilst talking complete Bollox about the S. Atlantic is expected, if not obligatory, for an Argy foreign minister, it is completely unacceptable from a UN Sec Gen.



    Maybe if you read it in Spanish, you will understand what a total loss this is for you.

    All your dreams of Empire gone in a puff of smoke.



    @23 Roger Lorton
    He seems to be saying that they have coloured it in blue on the map anyway, therefore they rest is now inevitable.

    Not in the real world.

    Jun 06th, 2016 - 11:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0

    Don't you know clarin LIES!!!!!
    Clarin eats up brutish pirate LIES just like deluded Argentinos.

    Now beautiful Malcorra is going to be queen of the UN.
    Poor pirates.

    I shit myself laughing

    Jun 06th, 2016 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alejo

    I wonder if the moderator wold kindly remove the meanderings of Malvinero Supremo - he makes no sense and thus the debate is degenerated.

    Jun 06th, 2016 - 03:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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  • Pugol-H

    “beautiful Malcorra is going to be queen of the UN”

    Compadre you are in a bad way, what happened, get pissed up one night and Shag her Ugly sister did we???

    It’s OK, we understand, when you are third world ugly, with an IQ in double figures and a bank balance in single figures, you have to take what you can get!!

    Just remember Argentina is a S. American country, with no historical or current presence in the S. Atlantic.

    You don’t even have ships that float, the boats you do have get abandoned just out of sight of land.

    You need to concentrate first on at least being able to police the waters you have, before your Chinese friends pick it clean that is, before worrying about other peoples.


    Jun 06th, 2016 - 06:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FitzRoy

    @ 52: I know that Vernet held, not one, but two licences for privateering in 1829. Issued by the United Provinces. He was a privateer! And you have the brass neck to call the British pirates! As I said earlier, you really are a dick. But very entertaining, nonetheless.
    What do you have to say about your cowardly government being unable to tell the truth about Argentine losses during the war, which you lost, I have a copy of the Surrender Document and it does use the word “surrender” and is signed by your leaders.
    Clean yourself up, read some books, not the usual propaganda you get spoonfed to you and get a life you apology for a human.

    Jun 06th, 2016 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Probably even a British Troll.

    Jun 06th, 2016 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    Brutish TROLL?

    100% ARGENTINO and 0% TROLL

    I shit my self with british troll.

    Isolde IMAGINARY islander.

    Jun 06th, 2016 - 10:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FitzRoy

    @58: Hey! You typed “British”! Well done! Now answer my questions.

    Jun 06th, 2016 - 10:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alejomartinez

    OF COURSE Argentine knew this. So much so that Argentina included the reference to the dispute EXPLICITLY in its presentation. Something the UK did NOT do in its presentation on the islands. The CLCS did not consider the scientific data as it ACKNOWLEDGED there is a sovereignty dispute, something the UK denies and did not include in its presentation. Hence, Argentina's goal has been achieved as the UN has ratified that there is a SOVEREIGNTY dispute, bilateral in nature and therefore neither Argentina's nor UK's presentations will be considered. Who lost? Tell Mr Willets as he seems not to be very aware of these facts...

    Jun 07th, 2016 - 12:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    What dispute? The matter of sovereignty is settled. There only remains a dispute over the sea bed.

    Jun 07th, 2016 - 06:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Shut up, estupido mal piccolo.
    You're a troll.

    Jun 07th, 2016 - 11:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @60 Alejomartinez
    The ONLY positive for Argentina in this is that the committee recognise a “dispute”, which of course the British do not.

    The laugh here is that yet another Argy government, happily, gaily even, deliberately and completely miss-represents to its people the UN position on matters S. Atlantic.

    And when like this, they are shown to be lying through their teeth, you just seem to hope there is more truth in the next pronouncement, better luck next time eh!

    Not sure who is worse, the lying bastards who spout the rubbish in the first place, or the complete muppets who believe it, indeed are desperate to believe it.

    What price some truth from an Argy government, some reality for its people can’t hurt, can it?

    Jun 07th, 2016 - 05:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “Who lost? ”

    Is it the Falkland Islanders allowing oil rigs in its waters and issuing fishing

    licenses for it's waters or Argentina?

    Argentina say they don't allow the above, but the above is actually happening.

    If Argentina's victory is asserting there is a recognised dispute, how does that actually help Argentina?

    Why don't they use the fact they think there is a dispute and use it as evidence at the ICJ.

    Answer: Argentina ignore the overwhelming evidence that supports the UK and the Falkland Islanders, as if it doesn't exist, so they or the UN asserting that there is a dispute is FEEBLE evidence compared with that which supports the UK (from 1765-1960s) and the Islanders from 1960s onwards.

    Who lost? Doesn't appear to be the UK or Falkland Islanders.

    “Hence, Argentina's goal has been achieved”

    I thought that goal was to steal land off the Islanders?

    It's still the FIG that run the islands, despite the Argentine's delusional belief that it is run from Tierra Del Fuego.

    What happened to Radio Malvinas by the way? Still transmitting peace and love to the Islanders

    Jun 08th, 2016 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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