Skip to comments.Argentina calls for Falklands negotiations, Britain says no
Posted on 06/23/2016 5:09:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Recovering sovereignty of the Falkland Islands remains a permanent and unrelinquished objective of the Argentine people, the countrys foreign minister said Thursday, calling for negotiations over the dispute over the wind-swept archipelago to be resolved through negotiations.
Britain, meanwhile, rejected any discussion over sovereignty despite a United Nations committees adopting a non-binding resolution calling for a negotiated solution.
Susana Malcorra told the Special Committee on Decolonization that the concept of self-determination is not absolute and did not apply in the case of the Falklands because the current inhabitants had been placed there by Britain after they seized the islands in 1833. [ ]
The 2013 referendum in which 99.8 percent of those who voted wanted to maintain their current status sent a clear message that the people of the islands do not want dialogue on sovereignty. Argentina should respect those wishes, the British Mission to the U.N. said in an emailed statement.
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I am not really good on the history of the Falklands but were they ever under the sovereignty of Argentina?
If Argentina was serious they’d be sending settlers and then demand a vote.
Worked for Kosovo.
Other than the Spanish-American War, I can’t think of another war that was executed flawlessly and reasserted dominance than the 1982 Falkland Islands War.
Kind of like California used to be.
but the EU will say yes,... and give Argentina, whatever they want,
The Argentinians would argue they had sovereignty in the late 1820s up until 1833. Their position has some slight merit, but not much of one.
Obama will offer to help.... Argentina.
Not for a single day ever. They were Spanish prior to British and uninhabited before that.
They tried to claim them by claiming the right to islands that formerly belonged to Spain.
However they never managed to settle the islands although they tried a couple of times.
It is something like france trying to claim North Carolina on the basis that they had a colony there once upon a time.
Falkxit just got soundly defeated. :)
Fernandez-Kirchner left Argentina and absolute mess. A failed state. She rattled sabers over the Falklands but knew better than try and re-take them. And now one of Argentina’s biggest backers, Chavez, is dead and Venezuela is a failed state, I don’t think Macri will waste time/resources trying to invade Falklands. He seemed quite promising during recent 60 Minutes interview.
My foggy memory thinks the Malvinas were claimed by the British, French, Spanish and even the Germans. Argentina tried to take the island in the early 1800's and the Brits have ruled since then. Shoot, Freepers should stake a claim for a place to escape to in case HRC wins.
May have to kick some more Argentine ass...
I’m curiously surprised Britain can even Maintain a presence there.
After they surrendered, I was pulled up next to a car flying an Argentine flag. I popped in my tape of Rule Britannia and played it as loud as I dared.
Good point: Who has standing UK or EU?
Will the EU say that before or after they pound sand?
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