The Argentine government reaffirmed once again their inalienable sovereignty rights over the Falkland Islands, on commemorating the 179th anniversary of the occupation of that territory by British forces.
Buenos Aires / NationalTurk – The Argentine government reaffirmed once again their inalienable sovereignty rights over the Falkland Islands, on commemorating the 179th anniversary of the occupation of that territory by British forces.
The illegal colonial occupation, which dates from January 3, 1833, is currently exacerbated by the “provocative and continued disregard to international law shown by the persistent reluctance of the United Kingdom to resume negotiations” on the subject, informed the Argentina Foreign Ministry.
The Falklands War between Argentina and Britain
The Falklands War began on Friday 2 April 1982, when Argentine forces invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. The British government dispatched a naval task force to engage the Argentine Navy and Air Force, and retake the islands by amphibious assault. The resulting conflict lasted 74 days and ended with the Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982, which returned the islands to British control. 649 Argentine military personnel, 255 British military personnel and three Falkland Islanders died during the conflict. It remains the most recent external conflict to be fought by the UK without any allied states and the only external Argentine war since the 1880s. Us gave poliştical and logistical support to its little brother UK in the Falkland Islands war, though.
Whom belongs the Falklands ?
In a statement on the anniversary, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed that this illegitimacy is exacerbated by the presence of the military base established in the South Atlantic, falsely based on defence needs, as well as the constant development of unilateral illegal activities in the disputed area, which covers not only the Falklands, but also the South Georgia and South Sandwich islands and the surrounding maritime areas.
Referring to the exploration and oil prospecting and to the military exercises being carried out by the UK in the disputed area, the text stresses that they are contrary to resolutions of the UN General Assembly.[adrotate group=”10″]