The Argentine foreign ministry reacted strongly to Defense Secretary Ben Wallace's statements published on Monday in the Daily Telegraph arguing that his belligerent threats and denigratory remarks towards Argentina are not compatible with the current level of diplomatic relations.
Argentine democratic governments have consolidated their sovereignty claim on the Malvinas question in the framework of international law, and through pacific and diplomatic means, and thus Secretary Wallace's references are absolutely inappropriate and unacceptable
Argentina reiterates the UK must comply with the multiple UN resolutions calling for a negotiated solution of the sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands and their corresponding maritime spaces.
Argentina also again calls on the UK to respect international law which have declared the South Atlantic as a zone of peace and free of nuclear arms, and the demilitarization of the Malvinas.
This year is the fortieth anniversary of UN General Assembly Resolution 37/9, from 4 November 1982, months after the ending of the South Atlantic conflict , which did not modify the nature of the sovereignty dispute as established in the resolution.
Resolution 37/9 again calls on the Argentine and UK governments to restart negotiations to find in the shortest time possible a peaceful solution to the sovereignty dispute referred in the
Malvinas Islands question, and request UN Secretary General to undertake a renewed good offices so as to attend the parties involved.
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Terrance Hill.Jan 12th, 2022 - 10:45 am +4
It is worth pointing out the fact that a flag was raised by the British in 1765 at Port Egmont. That was over half a century befor Argentina even existed.
It is by the very fact History was written that Argentina has not been able to consolidate any if its claims.
When Argentina first raised their flag, they were doing so knowing that they were attempting to colonise something that did not belong to them.
That is where the myth started and modern Argentina today has had it's people do indoctrinated that they do not now know the truth anymore.
Invading the islands in 1982 was a part of reinforcing that indoctrination of a people.
It went badly wrong for them and today Argentina has been split in their thinking. They are now seeking the truth.
They have had enough of rogue governments suppressing them and it is but a matter of time before the impoverished people of Argentina will rise up and take back what has been stolen from them.
Argentina is in a political mess and it simply cannot continue on that path of self destruction. International debts, poverty and indoctrination has virtually destroyed a once great country.
How much longer can it continue.
TaenkJan 12th, 2022 - 02:02 pm +3
I am a very real person. As are the others you portray as not being so.
Fact is You and others like you who support indoctrination of a people who try to control the masses within Argentina .
Your lot regularily accuse us, the Born and bred people of that land as not existing.
It is arrogant and you know it.
That is why you get so many people retaliate against you.
The Falkland Islands (my birthright home) does and always will belong to the people of the islands.
We have grown into a succesful self sufficient country inspite of the barriers put in the way by a rogue country called Argentina.
All Argentina wants is to acquire another territory to add to all the other territories you have previously stolen.
Why does Argentina want to be so dominant in the south Atlantic.
I believe that desire comes from the enormous as yet untapped wealth that not only surrounds the Falkland Islands but that of the Antartic peninsula.
If you had your way all British interests would be removed in that area leaving it open to plunder by Argentina.
Argentina has virtually destroyed the country they have through greed and gross mismanagement and think the only way to fix that problem is to steal yet more territory.
You are forgetting that quite often bigger is not better. What is better is to manage what you have and not rape it of its potential . Greed never pays. Karma has a habit of kicking you when you least expect it. The illegal invasion of 1982 saw what Karma can do to you.
Argentina needs to start respecting the wishes of not only the people of the Falkland Islands but also that of their own indoctrinated people.
They want also to have the right to live the lives of their choosing. Not that of a regime which today Argentina still is.
Anyway, what is it about the remarks of Ben Wallace that Argentina find a little squiffy? Surely only a bully needs to note them.Jan 12th, 2022 - 04:06 pm +3
Ah, now I get it? I just answered my own question.
Argentina (pop: 60M+) imposes various sanctions against the Falklands (pop: 3.5K) but don’t like being called bullies?
Sounds like the typical traits of a coward and bully to me.