Falklands: Cameron accuses Argentina of “colonialism”
London, January 18, 2012
British Prime Minister David Cameron has accused Argentina of “colonialism” for its insistence on sovereignty over the islands and called on the Security Council to address the issue.
“What the Argentinians have been saying recently, I would argue, is far more like colonialism because these people want to remain British and the Argentinians want them to do something else,” Cameron said in the weekly session of questions to the Prime Minister at the House of Commons.
In this regard he added that his administration will do everything possible to respect the decision of the inhabitants of the archipelago.
The conflict goes a step further in this way, without a clear horizon for dialogue between the two nations. Everything indicates that the agreement between the Mercosur countries, over do not let to dock ships with the island flag at their ports, has greatly angered the United Kingdom.
Given this political gesture of the countries of the region, Cameron said that he will “maintain a strong vigilance on the islands.”
“The absolutely vital point is that we are clear that the future of the Falkland Islands is a matter for the people themselves”, Cameron said.
“As long as they want to remain part of the United Kingdom and be British, they should be able to do so,” he added.