Argentina Repeats Claim for Sovereignty of “Malvinas”

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has told the UN Security Council, “We don’t take a fanciful approach to the Malvinas,” using the Argentine title for the Falkland Islands.

Fernández de Kirchner called on the United Kingdom to “sit down and discuss” UN Resolution 2065, which in 1965 advocated that both countries proceed with negotiations.  She declared “This is a litigious and controversial issue. We need to find consensus and safeguard peace.”

Argentina and the United Kingdom went to war over the archipelago in 1982, which ended on June 14 of that year.

In March, a referendum asked “Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom?” 99.8 percent of the islanders responded yes.

Argentina’s president has chaired the meeting since the country took the helm of the council this month.

Source: BBC News. Read More »

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