Lawmaker Jan Check is “cautiously optimistic” about the future of the Falkland Islands despite Argentina’s blockade and attempts to wreck the Islands economy, but if development continues to thrive, some neighbours will think twice before continuing to support the aggressive policy of President Cristina Fernandez towards the disputed South Atlantic Islands.
Hundreds of veterans and members of the public gathered on Sunday in Portsmouth and Sheffield to mark the 30 years since the Falkland Islands conflict.
The Foreign Office condemned on Tuesday today what it called violent actions of a minority following Monday’s demonstration on the surroundings of the British Embassy located at the Recoleta neighbourhood, Buenos Aires City.
“The Falkland Islands belong to you, the Islanders”, said one of Argentina’s top political analysts and journalists Mariano Grondona. Although the quote, from the Penguin News, dates back to October 1998 when he was invited to the Islands by the Falklands Legislative Council, Mr. Grondona has not betrayed the statement and reiterated his opinion.
On the verge of the South Atlantic conflict 30th anniversary, the UK’s Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said that the Falkland Islands “do not face a current credible military threat from Argentina”, and brushed aside the rumours published by the British sensationalist media.
A multiple discipline exhibition on the Malvinas Islands ahead of the 30th anniversary of the South Atlantic conflict will be officially opened Thursday evening in the Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires.