UNASUR Rejects Britain’s Military Presence

31 Oct

UNASUR once again reiterated its rejection of the British military presence in the Falkland Islands during a meeting held yesterday afternoon in the city of Asunción, attended by Argentina’s Foreign Minister, Héctor Timerman and representatives of countries that are members of the regional bloc. 

Complaining of the deployment of the British, HMS Montrose, to the South Atlantic for a period of six months, UNASUR claimed in its final declaration that, “… the military presence is contrary to the policy in the region of attachment to the search for a peaceful solution to the sovereignty dispute.”

In addition, the Member countries of the regional bloc reiterated their support for the claims of  the Argentine Republic in the sovereignty dispute with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland over the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

HMS Montrose is being deployed to the South Atlantic as part of the routine protection offered to the Falklands since Argentina’s invasion in 1982.


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