The Government rejected “categorically” the expressions of the Secretary of Defense of the United Kingdom, Ben Wallace, who said that he will defend the Falkland Islands from “the thugs”, an expression that the Argentine authorities considered “incompatible with the existing diplomatic relationship” .
“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,” the Foreign Ministry warned in a statement.
In that sense, he stressed that, therefore, “Secretary Wallace’s references are absolutely inappropriate and unacceptable.”
“The Argentine Republic reiterates that the United Kingdom must comply with the multiple UN resolutions,” the statement said and recalled that they “urge a negotiated solution to the sovereignty dispute over Malvinas, South Georgia, and South Sandwich. and the corresponding maritime spaces “.
He also called “once again on the United Kingdom to respect international norms” that declare “the South Atlantic a zone of peace and free of nuclear weapons, and the demilitarization of the Malvinas.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, headed by Santiago Cafiero, recalled in the text that this year marks 40 years of 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. “
“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 as soon as possible a peaceful solution to the sovereignty dispute referred to. to the question of the Malvinas Islands, “said the Foreign Ministry.
The communiqué was titled “Malvinas Question: Argentina rejects the expressions of the Secretary of Defense of the United Kingdom”.
“The Argentine Foreign Ministry categorically rejects the expressions of the Secretary of Defense of the United Kingdom, Ben Wallace, published yesterday in the newspaper Daily Telegraph“said the Foreign Ministry and stated that” their belligerent threats and denigrating references towards Argentina are incompatible with the existing diplomatic relationship. “
Wallace led an act for the so-called “Margaret Thatcher Day”, in which the 40 years of the Malvinas War were commemorated, which will be celebrated on April 2.
“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 said.
In addition, he maintained that “history is full of the consequences of those who underestimated this small island, General Galtieri was no different.”