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The status of 'city' granted to Stanley by the Queen, another Argentine complaint in the next C24, June 23

Tuesday, June 14th 2022 - 09:53 UTC
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Next June 23 Argentina will renew its request before the UN Special Committee on Decolonization, or C24, for the United Kingdom to resume negotiations on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty dispute, which have been suspended for forty years following the South Atlantic conflict. Read full article


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  • Terence Hill

    Let's not forget that negotiations on the Islands were taking place between UK and Argentina, but since February 1982, UK rejected all sovereignty discussion. Engaging in war is a sure way to end any further discussions, since your lack of good faith is in plain view.
    “The fact that Stanley was extended the status of “City” on the Platinum Jubilee of the Queen, without consulting Argentina!! “

    Further proof that discussions are an absolute nullity, as Argentina 2ill breach any agreement as Thatcher correctly stated

    Article 19
    No State or group of States has the right to intervene, directly or indirectly, for any reason
    whatever, in the internal or external affairs of any other State. The foregoing principle
    prohibits not only armed force but also any other form of interference or attempted threat
    against the personality of the State or against its political, economic, and cultural

    Jun 14th, 2022 - 11:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dirk Dikkler

    The Comedy show has hit the road again!

    Jun 14th, 2022 - 11:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    Pantomime Season again?

    C24 hasn't recommended one of its Falklands Resolutions since at least 2004.

    Will this year be any different?

    Jun 14th, 2022 - 12:22 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Judge Jose

    What planet do these Argentinian politicians live on, certainly not this world,

    Jun 14th, 2022 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pugol-H

    ‘with no participation of Argentina, since it is well known that the Malvinas are part of our national territory’

    From the sublime to the ridiculous to the delusionary.

    No wonder Sr Carmona hasn’t explained to his people they neither own nor control the territory, he doesn’t realise it himself.

    Jun 14th, 2022 - 02:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Can any Argentine please explain WHY should Her Majesty seek their approval to confer City status on the Town of Stanley - when according to the Arg Govt - no such place exists but there is a town there they call “Puerto Argentino” - but you cannot find it on any map outside Argentina.

    Jun 14th, 2022 - 08:08 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Falklands-Free

    I notice the last part of the statement says , ”since it is well known that the Malvinas are part of our national territory” .
    No it has never been a part of Argentine territory.
    Argentina actually did not exist in 1833. Nor did they have any territory of Patagonia at that time either.
    Argentina has used the Falkland Islands as a tool to divert real issues away from their people, that was very clear in 1982.
    In 1833 Britain issued statements to Buenos Aires government that they were aware of an attempt to maintain a garrison of Argentine soldiers in complete ignorance that Britain had only awarded permission to but one business man Vernet to use a nominated piece of land on East Falklands.
    Argentina used that as a way to establish a garrison.
    They refused to leave so Britain sent a ship to enforce their order and the Argentines without a single muttering left, knowing that they had been rumbled. All but a couple of families ask to stay with the British.
    Argentina has ever since accused Britain for in their words Usurping them.
    Their hatred of the British span long before Argentina broke away from Spain.
    They today claim the islands are a colony but in fact we are a British overseas territory.
    If Argentina were to take control again as they did in 1982, they would in effect be colonising us..
    I guess then they would have to use the C24 then to argue their colonising case in the very place they want to ser decolonisation.
    Strange lot Are tha Argentines.
    The Falkland islanders in 2013 made it very clear they wanted to remain a part of Britain by a unanimous 99.98%.
    Verified by an international body of observer's.

    Jun 14th, 2022 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • imoyaro

    Chantapufis. That says it all.

    Jun 15th, 2022 - 06:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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