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Argentina recalls events of 1833 and reiterates Malvinas claim

Lunes, 4 de enero de 2010 - 22:49 UTC

On the 177th anniversary of the “illegitimate occupation” by the United Kingdom of the Malvinas Islands, Argentina “repudiates” events of 3 January 1833 and calls on the UK to comply with the mandate of the international community and find a peaceful solution to the conflict.

An official communiqué from the Foreign Affairs Ministry released Sunday in Buenos Aires states that Argentina considers "incomprehensible the British negative to address the heart of the matter and to find a peaceful and definitive solution to the sovereignty controversy", according to the international community mandate.

The communiqué reiterates once again the "permanent and sincere" willingness of Argentina to resume negotiations to find "a definitive solution to the dispute" and once for all put an end to the "anachronic colonial situation incompatible with the evolution of the modern world".

The Argentine government also insists on its disappointment because the UK persists "in the reiteration of unilateral actions" in the Malvinas islands.

According to the Argentine version of January 1833 events "British troops in an act of force invaded" the Malvinas Islands, "an action which Argentina protested immediately and was never consented", underlines the communiqué, similar to those it systematically releases every January 3.

In April 1982 the Argentine military dictatorship invaded the Falklands/Malvinas but 74 days later were repelled by a British Task Force sent by then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to recover the Falklands.

The British position has been that the Islanders have the right to self determination and as long as they wish to remain British, they will remain British, discarding all sovereignty talks.


Categorías: Política, Argentina.