Cristina Fernandez speaks to the UN

22 Sep

In her address before the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York last evening, President Cristina Fernández demanded that the United Kingdom abide by U.N. resolutions and open negotiations over the Falkland Islands.

Complaining that the islands had been occupied by force 178 years ago and that the UK still refused to meet at the negotiating table, President Fernández made mention of the exploitation of mineral resources by the Islanders and threatened to bring a halt to the regular air service from Chile to the Falkland Islands.

Commenced following the 1999 restitution of diplomatic relations between the UK and Argentina after the Falklands War, the regular weekly flight from Mount Pleasant Airport to Chile currently crosses Argentine air space.

Argentina’s President also demanded reforms to the Security Council to remove the power of veto vested in just five of the members, which Argentina sees as an unfair advantage held by the British since 1945.



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