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Fernandez upgrades Falklands strategic position; promises to reinforce military presence in southern Argentina

Monday, October 3rd 2022 - 10:55 UTC
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Argentine president Alberto Fernández again claimed sovereignty over the Falklands and other South Atlantic Islands, “usurped” by the United Kingdom, asking London to comply with international resolutions, since “this occupation could limit the flow of vessels between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and the access to Antarctica.” Read full article


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  • Terence Hill

    ““The British usurpation of our territory not only affects the effective exercise of our sovereignty over our Islands,”


    The General Assembly would reaffirm the inalienable right of the peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories to self-determination, including -- if they so wished -- independence, by the terms of one of seven draft resolutions and two decisions on decolonization questions approved this afternoon by the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization).

    Following the conclusion this afternoon of its general debate, the Committee, acting without a vote, approved that two-part consolidated text on small island Territories, by which the Assembly would reaffirm that it is ultimately for the people of the remaining 16 Territories on the Committee's list to determine freely their future political status.”

    “Secondly, States have exclusive competence in their internal
    affairs. we will see that this does not mean there are no international
    constraints on how they exercise that competence, but that their
    jurisdiction is prima facie plenary and exclusive.  This is reflected 
    in Charter article 2 (7), prohibiting the United Nations from intervening in matters “essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any State”, 
    Thirdly, and importantly, States are not subject to compulsory
    international processes, jurisdiction or settlement without their 
    consent, given either generally or in a specific case.”
    Chance, Order, Change: The Course of International law

    Oct 03rd, 2022 - 10:28 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Steve Potts

    Dear Uncle Albert please refer your sovereignty complaint to the proper department - the UN ICJ.

    Or is Argentina afraid that her Falklands claim will be exposed as a sham?

    Argentina’s Failure to Present Its Falklands Case to the International Court:

    Oct 03rd, 2022 - 10:41 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • FitzRoy

    Britain has never shown any interest in stopping Argentina to get to the Antarctic. He is doing exactly what he accuses the MOD of doing every time they replace the maritime protection like HMS Forth, “militarizing” the South Atlantic. They are showing their true colours.

    Oct 03rd, 2022 - 11:01 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Judge Jose

    Spot on Fitzroy, a complete lie regarding Antarctica,
    Just a load of domestic nationalistic spiel to whip up his supporters.

    Oct 03rd, 2022 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pugol-H

    As Argy military capabilities increase, by their own admission intended for use in the S. Atlantic/Antarctic, then the British military deployment in the S. Atlantic will also have to increase commensurately.

    Although no doubt Argentina will call this response illegal, breach of UN resolutions, provocation, colonialism blah, blah, blah, you know the script by now, not forgetting ‘imprescriptible’ of course.

    ‘Strengthen our presence in the South Atlantic’, is a bit of a giveaway when you consider they don’t actually have a presence in the S. Atlantic to start with.

    Given that the status quo is the British have ‘de facto sovereignty’ over the territory, any attempt by Argentina to insert itself into the region, or exercise any type of control there, could only be considered a hostile act if not an act of war.

    But as they have already printed the maps of ‘bi continental Argentina’ and put them up in schools, they have to make it sound they are doing something.

    Just follow the yellow brick road Che.

    Oct 03rd, 2022 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Don Alberto

    “Fernandez ... promises to reinforce military presence in southern Argentina”

    But, but, that amounts to militarization of the South Atlantic, something Argentina is strictly against.

    Oct 03rd, 2022 - 05:51 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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