United States won’t take position over the sovereignty of the Falklands Islands
United States, February 25, 2013
John Kerry, Secretary of State of the United States, said today in London that his country “will not take a position” with regard to the dispute over sovereignty of the Falkland Islands. But he added that they recognize the British Government of the Islands as legal.
“The United States supports the practical collaboration between the UK and Argentina” Kerry said and called for “a peaceful solution” to the conflict.
The remarks were made in the context of his European tour after his assumption earlier this month, replacing Hilary Clinton. Today, he met with British Foreign Minister William Hague.
John Kerry visits the UK as part of a tour of eleven days that will take him till next March 6 through the main European capitals, Turkey and the Middle East.