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OAS reiterates call for Falklands dialogue and praises Argentine constructive approach towards inhabitants of the Malvinas

Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 07:51 UTC
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The Organization of American States, OAS, general assembly which concluded on Tuesday in Washington with strong statements condemning Venezuela and calling for peace and understanding in Nicaragua, also included a statement on the Malvinas Islands submitted by Argentina. Read full article


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  • Roger Lorton

    No negotiation regarding sovereignty required as effective settlement has already been achieved.

    Repeating long dead UN GA Resolutions will change nothing.

    Argentina has no move.

    Jun 06th, 2018 - 08:32 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Brit Bob

    UN 2065 XX is long dead as confirmed by the former Secretary General -

    When questioned about the legitimacy of the proposed 2013 Falkland Islands referendum and asked about the lack of response from Great Britain to the resolutions of the UN, Ban Ki-Moon said: ''I do not believe that permanent members of the Security Council are in violation of the relevant resolutions of the United Nations. The impression is that people who live under these conditions should be able to obtain a certain level of capabilities so that they can decide on their own future. And this is the main criterion of the principle organs of the United Nations. Achieve the independence or that have a certain government of their territories. I do not think that is a matter of abuse or violation of the relevant resolutions of the UN.'' (From Ban Ki-moon - ''kelpers should be able to “decide on their future,” La Nacion 11 Nov 2012, quoting Tiempo Argentino interview with Moon, New York).

    There are exactly zero UN resolutions that say that the islands have, are or should be Argentine, exactly 0 zero resolutions. Zero Zero Zero. Falklands – UN Resolutions & 2013 Referendum (1 pg):

    Time for Argentina, the OAS and anyone else to move on.

    Jun 06th, 2018 - 09:31 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Terence Hill

    Part One Chapter II PRINCIPLES Article 3
    The American States reaffirm the following principles:
    a) International law is the standard of conduct of States in their reciprocal relations;
    b) International order consists essentially of respect for the personality, sovereignty, and independence of States, and the faithful fulfillment of obligations derived from treaties and other sources of international law;
    e) ..and has the duty to abstain from intervening in the affairs of another State. ...
    Article 11
    Every American State has the duty to respect the rights enjoyed by every other State in accordance with
    international law.
    Article 12
    The fundamental rights of States may not be impaired in any manner whatsoever.
    Article 13
    The political existence of the State is independent of recognition by other States. Even before being
    recognized, the State has the right to defend its integrity and independence, to provide for its preservation and prosperity, and consequently to organize itself as it sees fit, to legislate concerning its interests,

    Jun 06th, 2018 - 10:04 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Islander1

    Could any Arg supporter on here please list to me the nice positive beneficial life improvement things that the Arg Republic is offering us Islanders in its approach that this weird group is twittering on about?
    I am struggling to think and find one.
    We have decent wages backed up by min wage law etc.We have decent housing standards- we have free and good standard education right through including Universty etc for our younger generation. We have a free health service with free access to top international specialists and hospitals- we have a high standard of democracy and our government system is free from corruption(if its not then I challenge someone to produce hard evidence), a free press and media. freedom of religion and travel - come on Argies WHAT good things are you offering that we do not have?

    Jun 06th, 2018 - 10:22 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • darragh

    Oh look, no mention of the rights of the Falkland Islanders - funny that. Must be an oversight I'm sure after all most of the members of the OAS were strongly supportive of the referendum in the FI a few years ago...weren't they, ay, weren't they....

    Jun 06th, 2018 - 10:39 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • DemonTree

    I suppose they'd stop actively trying to sabotage your economy. Although seeing how well Argentina has done running its own economy over the last 30 years, you might prefer to stick with the sabotage...

    Jun 06th, 2018 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Voice


    With the amount of imported brides you have...I'm guessing women...

    Jun 06th, 2018 - 10:29 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Roger Lorton

    For a Scot, Voice is so wonderfully Little England.

    Jun 06th, 2018 - 10:48 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • GALlamosa

    Constructive attitude ??? How can a large nation exercising economic sanctions on a smaller nation be construed as constructive ? How can a determination to colonise a self-governing nation be regarded as constructive ? Some people are just stupid.

    Jun 07th, 2018 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Voice

    Oh aye I'm a Scot now am I...?
    Ho ho did I touch a raw nerve...

    Jun 07th, 2018 - 04:34 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • DemonTree

    No doubt you're one of those 'Anglo-Celtic spawn'.

    And your idea's been suggested before, several times. It's not like anyone's banned from marrying Argentines now.

    Jun 07th, 2018 - 07:02 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    I'm English first & British second Voice.

    What are you?


    Jun 07th, 2018 - 10:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Voice

    I thought it was a fair comment...if they are importing brides they must be short of desireable women...
    It's not a big deal, lots of folk marry brides of different nationalities, but some people are obviously touchy about it...

    No such thing as a Celtic's more of a cultural expression...

    Jun 07th, 2018 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • darragh

    “No such thing as a Celtic's more of a cultural expression”.

    Good God. I find myself agreeing with Voice or at least one sentence of his.

    Jun 07th, 2018 - 11:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    Looking at the Scottish diaspora, many lasses marry foreign husbands. You are the one that appears 'touchy' Voice.

    Jun 08th, 2018 - 01:45 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • DemonTree

    Maybe they just don't want to marry someone they could be related to, or can't find anyone compatible in such a small pool. Do more women who grow up there move away to other countries than men? I don't think the census included place of birth by sex.

    “No such thing as a Celtic's more of a cultural expression...”

    Does whoever wrote that website you linked to care? They clearly hate Britain and everything related to it.

    So did Voice, his wife is American. He probably is Scottish based on what he's said, or from some other part of Britain if not.

    Jun 08th, 2018 - 08:28 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Patrick Edgar

    Lorton is indeed English, and as such a living testament of the British Empires continuing brutality.
    ... Well well well... It looks like poetic justice is being served, and slowly this whole class of Internet Ego Warriors are becoming the rebellious ignorant pariahs of the situation.

    Jun 12th, 2018 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    Patrick Edgar

    Don't be an idiot, crawl back in your pit and sleep it off.

    Jun 12th, 2018 - 03:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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