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Argentina/Falklands “constructive spirit” will be tested at the UN C24 presentations

Monday, June 11th 2018 - 07:28 UTC
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The constructive spirit and pragmatic attitude towards Argentina/United Kingdom relations and shared interests seems to have spilled positively to international forae, for example the latest OAS general assembly declaration regarding the Malvinas Islands, which does not mention “militarization of the South Atlantic or nuclear arms”, as was common in the Kirchner couple years, and rather keeps to the traditional annual disputed sovereignty claim under the umbrella of the United Nations. Read full article


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  • Conqueror

    The “constructive spirit and pragmatic attitude” only go so far. It's fair enough for the United Kingdom to trade with argieland, although I won't purchase anything from there, and for the Falkland Islands to “co-operate” with argieland about data on fish stocks if the Falkland Islanders are willing.

    However, nothing will really change until argieland removes its ridiculous “claim” to the Islands from its constitution, changes its “education” system to remove the propaganda about the Islands and ceases to waste the world's time with its imperialist ambitions. It's not as though argieland has anything that educated or intelligent Islanders need. Argieland has pursued its illicit “claim” right up to the present day because it wants the wealth that will accrue to the Islands. The younger generation of Islanders might be dazzled by the bright lights etc of the mainland, but they should bear in mind that someone shines a bright light in one's eyes to blind one to assault and theft. As a specific example, the United Kingdom is in a particularly good position to take a part of any revenues resulting from gas or oil exploitation. It is understood that the Falkland Islands Government has made a commitment to making a significant contribution toward the costs of maintaining and adequate military presence. But has Britain actually asked for a contribution? Bearing in mind that Britain maintained a token presence before the 1982 war and has subsequently considerably increased that presence, and updated it, over the last 36 years. Is there anyone that could actually believe that an accepted official argie presence wouldn't lead to a land and resources grab?

    If argieland truly has a “constructive spirit”, it could have demonstrated it when Macri took power. There was even a possibility that he might have thought that dropping his country's laughable “claim” needed to wait until he was properly established. He's now three quarters into his term and nothing substantive.

    Jun 11th, 2018 - 08:38 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Brit Bob

    Ah the UN C24.

    The C24 continues to operate, despite numerous criticisms levelled at it over the years, including that it is an 'anachronism' because of its inflexibility, that does not accurately reflect territorial developments in its Resolutions, that it is no longer useful, and that its operation is too expensive. (New Zealand Yearbook of International Law, Vol 11, 2013, p12, quoting Connell, p168, Overseas Territories Memorandum by UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Jorri C Dursma, Fragmentation and The Internal Relations of Micro-States : Self-Determination & Statehood, Cambridge University Press, 1996, p49, Mittlemann J. H. 'Collective Decolonization and the UN Committee of 24' 1976, the Journal of Modern Africa Studies, 41 at 55).

    Falklands – UN C24 Committee:

    Jun 11th, 2018 - 09:27 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • gordo1

    Same old! Same old!

    Jun 11th, 2018 - 07:36 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DK

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Jun 15th, 2018 - 01:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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