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Former Spanish PMs support dialogue between Argentina, UK over Falklands

Friday, January 14th 2022 - 20:13 UTC
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Argentine President Alberto Fernández Friday thanked former Spanish Prime Ministers for their support to resuming dialogue with the United Kingdom over the Falklands / Malvinas issue. Read full article


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  • Roger Lorton

    Argentina was forming these committees back in 2016. They had no success then, and given Spain's failures over Gibraltar, it seems unlikely that these old politicians will achieve anything either.

    Argentina's only remaining option is the ICJ, but now we hear that their most notable Malvinista lawyer - and candidate for a seat at the ICJ - Marcelo Kohen - opposed an approach to the court during the Kirchner administration.

    Without the ICJ, it's checkmate.

    Jan 14th, 2022 - 11:14 pm - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Swede

    When foreign politicians or international organizations say something like “resume negotiations to find a peaceful solution” Argentina always interprets as a support for their takeover of the Falklands. But the only “solution” possible for the Argentines is a complete take-over of the islands. And such a solution is of course not peaceful. Therefore such “negotiations” are meaningless.

    Jan 15th, 2022 - 08:18 am - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Steve Potts

    Argentina’s constitution destroys her claim to the Falklands.

    Falklands - The Futility of Negotiating Sovereignty With Argentina (1 pg) :

    An inconvenient truth

    Jan 15th, 2022 - 10:06 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Felipe Ordóñez de Rivera

    The Spanish politicians come to this issue with unclean hands: the horse they are flogging is actually Gibraltar. By interfering in the dispute between the United Kingdom and the Peronist Argentine government they are trying to make a point about the sovereignty of Gibraltar. Heaven forbid that anyone should mention Ceuta or Melilla. What if Senegal or Mauritania were to claim the Canary Islands on the basis of propinquity?

    Jan 15th, 2022 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Lord Lucan

    What happened to Gollum?

    Jan 15th, 2022 - 03:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guillote

    roger lorton coward lives in thailand?

    Jan 16th, 2022 - 05:39 am - Link - Report abuse -7
  • Pugol-H

    ‘support to resuming dialogue’, translating into ‘joining the claim of sovereignty of the Argentine people’.

    Does say they have only one outcome in mind, which is not any kind of basis for ‘dialogue’ never mind negotiations.

    Argentina renouncing its claim and recognising the rights of the Islanders to self-determination must also be an outcome, if there is to be any ‘dialogue’.

    In fact it is the starting point of any discussions.

    Lord Lucan
    And POOF, he reappears like a bad smell.

    Jan 16th, 2022 - 12:19 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Zaczac121

    What Argentina wants is a handover agreement not dialogue about sovereignty

    Jan 16th, 2022 - 12:25 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Swede

    @ Guillote: You always tell us that Mr. Lorton lives in Thailand. What the f*ck has that to do with the topic? I also live in a country far away, but I may also have an opinion.

    Jan 16th, 2022 - 01:50 pm - Link - Report abuse +6

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