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Alberto Fernandez and Jeremy Corbyn talked about the Falklands/Malvinas claim

Thursday, November 7th 2019 - 09:59 UTC
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“The Malvinas Islands are part of Latin-America, it is a territory which was taken from us”, argued president elect Alberto Fernandez “The Malvinas Islands are part of Latin-America, it is a territory which was taken from us”, argued president elect Alberto Fernandez

Argentine president-elect Alberto Fernandez revealed that last week he received a call from UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, and despite the ideological affinity, the incoming president said that Argentina under his administration would, always, claim the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty.

“If Labour wins and Mr. Corbyn becomes the next British prime minister, he can be sure I will call him to claim the Malvinas because they are an integral part of Argentina”, Fernandez was quoted as telling the Argentine media that has been accompanying him in the trip to Mexico.

“The Malvinas Islands are part of Latin-America, it is a territory which was taken from us. It's true that many years ago we lost a war, but that does not end Argentine sovereignty over the Malvinas”, added the president elect.

Finally, “be it Corbyn or whoever, I will always claim Argentina's sovereignty over the Malvinas and South Atlantic islands”. No details were advanced of other issues the two leaders might have addressed, besides the fact that Corbyn congratulated Fernandez on his ample victory.

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  • Islander1

    Trimonde- Actually your Country and Governments always have claimed ownership of our lives- Your side claim our homeland - and would ensure that we would no longer have the elected Government of our free democratic choice - quite simple actually.
    If- god help UK as it would be turned into another Venezuela in a few years - Corbyn were to win with a majority- he most likely would open discussions with Argentina against o wishes and will of course strip down and emasculate British Armed Forces - so yes he would be good news for your side and bad news for us.

    Nov 07th, 2019 - 11:35 am +6
  • shackleton

    “I will call him to claim the Malvinas because they are an integral part of Argentina”,

    Only by the dubious concept of ”proximity“ just as the eastern Aegean islands ”belong” to Turkey, despite being populated by Greeks, and countless other similar examples around the world.

    Nov 07th, 2019 - 10:31 am +5
  • RedBaron

    ”.....that does not end Argentine sovereignty over the Malvinas”?
    Assuming that he meant to say 'the Falkland Islands', Argentine sovereignty of the Falkland Islands never STARTED, so how could it end?
    Fernandez and the Argie government can continue to claim all they like, for as long as they like wherever they like but the Islands are not up for negotiation or discussion and, unless the Argies want to take their case to the ICJ (they have had plenty of time to do this already and clearly are not convinced of their own arguments to win the case) then they should put up, shut up and sort out their own domestic affairs before imposing their chaos on anyone else.

    Nov 07th, 2019 - 11:44 am +5
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