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During an interview with international chain

Thursday, February 25, 2010

CFK: 'We expected real politics' when dealing with Obama

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said that her United States counterpart, Barack Obama, "did not meet the expectations of the region," adding that she hoped for a bit of "realism" from the US president.

"He did not meet the expectations of the region. We had hoped for a more realistic approach, with attention paid to the necessities of Latin America. A realpolitik," said Fernández de Kirchner during an interview with international news chain CNN.

The Argentine president made these declarations before meeting next week with Head of State Hillary Clinton.

Fernández de Kirchner said also that the oil exploration projects in the Malvinas Islands are a theft, while asking that London respect the United Nations' resolutions about the sovereignty issue.

She went on to question Prime Minister Gordon Brown with regards to the conflict, adding that "Argentina is not in Afghanistan or Iraq" like the UK.

"When Argentina adopted the resolution of asking for authorization from ships navigating through our waters, Gordon Brown said that he would help in the defense against a situation of war. What war? Argentina is not in Afghanistan or Iraq," said the president.

Great Britain is the principal ally of the Unites States in the wars held in both of those Middle Eastern countries, and it is the country with the second-highest number of soldiers based in the Middle East.

During the interview, Fernández de Kirchner said that "there are no reasons, neither historical, geographical, or judicial that could sustain minimally and rationally the position held by Great Britain, who is not respecting the United Nations' resolutions."


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