Britain threatening Latin America says Timerman

27 Jul

In a report issued via its official news agency, the Government in Buenos Aires has accused the United Kingdom of threatening Latin America.

Hector Timerman’s Foreign Ministry, in a communique, condemned reported military exercises on the Falkland Islands; “Great Britain is threatening, once more, Argentina and Latin America, by its program of launching missiles at the South Atlantic. This action entails a danger for the security of the navigation in that area. These illegitimate maneuvers by the United Kingdom are not only contrary to Resolution 31/49 of the General Assembly of the United Nations, that imposed on Argentina and the United Kingdom the obligation of abstaining from unilateral decisions, but also are contrary to the will of the regional countries, which have rejected such military exercises through a number of pronouncements of Mercosur, Unasur and the Rio Group.”

The condemnation also said that the provocative behaviour of the British forces protecting the Falklands was contrary to the search for a peaceful solution to the issue as demanded by the UN.

British forces on the Falkland Islands regularly test their weapons. Warnings are issued as a matter of routine although, contrary to the claims by Timerman, there is no danger to shipping in the area. The tests are carried out within Falkland Islands territorial waters and have been taking place since the last attempt by Argentina to take the archipelago by force in 1982.

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6 Responses to “Britain threatening Latin America says Timerman”

  1. Starwalker July 27, 2012 at 6:36 am #

    They’re just trying to step up the pre-Olympics aggro.

    • nigelpwsmith July 27, 2012 at 8:12 am #

      I agree. Any opportunity to show Britain as an aggressor and they jump at it, even if there is no threat to anyone except the Falkland Islanders.

  2. Don Alberto July 27, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    You have to admit that Timerman has a vivid imagination.

    When is Britain going to retaliate issuing similarly ridiculous communiques, e.g. claiming that the armed police forces in Argentina poses a threat to world peace?

    • Outlawcatcher July 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

      ….we will not retaliate, we’re better than that! They do have some cheek though to blast us a broadside for testing our weapons systems seeing as they are and always will be the only aggressor in the South Atlantic waters…

    • Don Alberto July 30, 2012 at 2:53 am #

      According to the editor of “Penguin News”: the tests have been going on every six months for the last 29 years and the British missiles have a range of four miles

      – which only goes to show how close our ginial Timerman thinks the Falkland Islands are to Argentina (it must have taken a lot of gin to become so gin-ial).

      Should we start a subscription to buy him a yardstick, a small boat and a detox?

  3. jd July 29, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    Hmmm who did the invasion and killed several hundred people in the 1980’s Was it the UK, ooh no I think it may have been a Southern American nation?

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