The Argentine Foreign Ministry on Tuesday rejected “categorically” the “belligerent threats”From the British Secretary of Defense, Ben Wallace, who described as “thugs”To the Argentines during the Falklands War.
“His belligerent threats and denigrating references to Argentina are incompatible with the existing diplomatic relationship”said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.
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Wallace, in statements published by The Daily TelegraphHe stated: “Our enemies must not doubt Britain’s determination to stand up to the bullies, to defend those who cannot defend themselves and our values.”
He added: “The distance will not deter Britain, nor will the scale of the challenge. History is fraught with consequences from those who underestimated this small island. General Galtieri was no different “said the British official on the Day of Margaret Thatcher.
The statement of the Chancellery in repudiation of the statements of the British Secretary of Defense
This Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry issued a statement rejecting Wallace’s statements. The note recalled that “the Argentine democratic governments have consolidated their claim to sovereignty over the Malvinas Question within the framework of international law and through peaceful and diplomatic channels, so Secretary Wallace’s references are absolutely inappropriate and unacceptable”.
And he continued: “The Argentine Republic reiterates that the United Kingdom must comply with the multiple UN resolutions that urge a negotiated solution to the sovereignty dispute over Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich and the corresponding maritime spaces”.
In the note, the Foreign Ministry headed by Santiago Cafiero called “again” to the United Kingdom to respect international standards that declare the South Atlantic a zone of peace and free of nuclear weapons, and to demilitarize the Malvinas.
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“This year 40 years have passed since resolution 37/9 of the United Nations General Assembly, adopted on November 4, 1982, months after the end of the South Atlantic conflict, which did not modify the nature of the sovereignty dispute, as demonstrated by that resolution, ”he emphasized.
And he concluded: “In it, the United Nations urges, once again, the governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to resume negotiations in order to find a peaceful solution to the dispute as soon as possible. of sovereignty referred to the question of the Malvinas Islands and request the Secretary General that, on the basis of this resolution, undertake a renewed mission of good offices in order to assist the parties ”.