Timerman: “Ban Ki Moon I offered to mediate between Argentina and the United Kingdom”
February 10, 2012
In a news conference, Hector Timerman announced the delivery of the complaint on British militarization in the South Atlantic to the UN and said that, again, the Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, offered to mediate the conflict.
Good afternoon everyone, thank you very much for being in a very important day for Argentina. We came back to the United Nations, the organization for excellence in the world to defend peace.
We believe that conflicts should be resolved peacefully and in a dialogue that engages those involved, not to use weapons, but reasons. I want to thank our brother countries who are here [to the Latin American delegations present]. One of the strengths that Argentina has the unanimous support order to recover, in peace, the sovereignty in the South Atlantic islands.
I want to say that the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, again offered as a mediator to initiate dialogue. My answer is the same, Argentina agrees that the UN Secretary General to initiate conversations that we can sit down at the peace table to talk about this conflict. I said, ‘you have 50% of their mission done. ” He said he will talk to the UK.
Today, this is a concern to Argentina and the president has asked me to appeal to the United Nations to give peace a chance. Britain is the ultimate military power in the South Atlantic and controls communication naval and air between South America and Africa. What you will not see that’s the capital of this military power, because it is 14 thousand kilometers away from the conflict, the Falklands.