May 23, 2013
UN ‘concerned’ about Argentina-UK Malvinas tensions
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the international body aims to see the conflict between Argentina and Britain over the Malvinas, Sandwich, and South Georgia islands sovereignty resolved through dialogue, but also made clear that the UK hasn’t yet accepted the UN’s intermediation.
The official said he was "concerned about the strong statements exchange between Argentina and the United Kingdom", and remarked the issue should be resolved peacefully and through dialogue in an interview to Argentine newspaper Tiempo Argentino.
"I know that the government of Argentina has agreed to this, and I still hope for the UK’s agreement”, Ban Ki-moon added.
"I have been urging both nations to resolve the issue peacefully through dialogue and I made clear that I am ready to offer my good offices to both sides so they can come together."