Nigel Haywood answered Timerman about the referendum of the Falklands Islands
Argentina, February 8, 2013
The news agency Diarios y Noticias (DyN) interviewed the governor of the Falkland Islands Nigel Haywood and asked for his opinion on the sayings of the Argentine foreign minister Héctor Timerman, who said that Argentina’s sovereignty over the islands would be recovered in 20 years. So he replied “the answer about the possibility that the Islands will be Argentine should be defined in the referendum to be held on 10 and 11 March.”
“The Islanders will answer in next month’s referendum, if Argentina can control the islands in less than 20 years,” said Haywood.
Moreover, he said “the decision to hold a referendum on whether to keep their current political status as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom has the support of the British Government.”
However, the Argentine government made it clear that the vote is “illegal” because, according to Foreign Minister Timerman “the United Nations said that is a nation implanted since 1833, when London invaded and expelled the Argentine inhabitants “.
For Timerman, the voting next month is meaningless because “is like asking British citizens if they want to remain British citizens”.