Argentinian President claims rights to islands again at UN

Falkland Islands

With all the problems that are surrounding Spain and Gibraltar at the moment, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has started about her country’s right again for the Falkland Islands.

After Britain had spoken to Spain, Ms Fernandez spoke at the United Nations Security Council meeting in New York and supposedly said: “We don’t take a fanciful approach to the Malvinas,” she said, using the Argentinian name for the islands. “We simply want the UN resolution to be enforced.”

Britain has expressed its urge to want to work out an agreement with Spain to sort out the issues in regards to Gibraltar and Ms Fernandez claimed to say that Britain and Argentina should sit down and discuss the matter.

The UN Security Council is made up of the USA, Russia, China, France and Britain being permanent members. Argentina became a two-year long member in January and has taken over presidency this month. Ms Fernandez was invited to chair the meeting in the UN headquarters in New York.

She has reportedly insisted that the islands belong to Argentina but has called for restraint on both sides of the water. “This is a litigious and controversial issue. We need to find consensus and safeguard peace,” she stated. Britain and Argentina went to war over the islands in 1982 after Margaret Thatcher’s government responded to the Argentinian invasion.

After a referendum in March, the islands voters overwhelmingly voted for the island to be left British. 

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