Lula: “What is the reason geographically, politically and economically for which England is in the Falklands?”
One of the main leaders of the region, Brazilian President Inacio Lula Da Silva, has criticized Britain and the UN because they respect international rulings only when is functional to their own interests.
He was speaking at the “Unity Summit” held in Cancun, Mexico, where Latin America and Caribbean countries met.
Lula demanded from the United Nations an explanation for not allowing Argentina to take possession on the Falklands”, and that, conversely, “it does it a country that is 14,000 kilometers from the islands”.
Brazil’s president asked “what is the reason geographically, politically and economically for which England is in the Falklands?”.
According to Lula’s view, England’s participation as a permanent member of the UN Security Council “allows it to do anything and the others nothing”.
He further said that conflicts in the Middle East are handled according to U.S. interests, “when in fact the UN should assume responsibility for negotiating peace.”
On the other hand, presidents today signed two documents expressing their unanimous support for Argentina’s claim against Britain regarding the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands and oil exploration activities.