Malvinas: Argentina asked the UK to give a peace chance
June 14, 2012
The Argentine government published a declaration in the British newspaper The Times, where it claimed back to the dialogue on the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands, before the session of the UN Decolonization, held in New York.
The text is headed by the title: “Down with colonialism in compliance with UN resolutions” and the first paragraph says: “Today we will speak at the United Nations Committee on Decolonization about a case of colonial anachronism in the South Atlantic: Islas Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich and the surrounding maritime area, located at the southern tip of the Americas, within 700 miles of our coasts, and 14,000 kilometers in the UK “.
It continues: “179 years ago, the January 3, 1833, a British naval force expelled the Argentine legal authorities and the people of Malvinas. Since then, Argentina has requested their return tirelessly in national and international forums.”
“More about resolutions were adopted by the Organization of American States (OAS), the Rio Group, the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean (ECLAC), and Mercosur, as well as the Summit South American-Arab Countries (ASPA), the Africa-South America, the Ibero-American Summit and the group of 77 plus China. Britain has consistently refused to comply with these resolutions,” said the note signed by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
“Argentina is now a democratic country that overcame from a fierce dictatorship which has record in our history, and is a global example in the fields of human rights and the missions of peacekeeping”.
The text concludes: “The Argentines, we ask you all – citizens and world governments to end colonialism and to request compliance with UN resolutions. We ask the UK to give a peace chance.”