May 21, 2013
UK’s intransigent position on Malvinas 'smells like petroleum’
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said today that the British government’s position on Malvinas Islands “smells too much like petroleum”, revealing that UK’s biggest interest in keeping the invaded archipelago is due to potential oil findings.
Comments came after the Minister’s diplomatic trip to London where he interviewed with British MPs, and a group comprised by representatives of 18 European countries that supports Argentina’s sovereignty claims on Malvinas, South Georgia and Sandwich islands.
In conversations with Radio Del Plata, the official insisted that Argentina “has never requested the UK with any conditions in order to negotiate the archipelago’s sovereignty.”
Likewise, Timerman bashed UK Primer Minister David Cameron for considering the latter “uses the British citizens that live in Malvinas to justify his intransigence.”
To continue, the diplomatic remarked that “should the United Kingdom accept the United Nation resolutions over Malvinas, it won’t take long to see the islands being administrated by Argentina once again.”
“The UN was clear when indicating, in numerous times, that both nations should discuss the matter immediately. Once the UK decides to sit down and talk, it won’t take that long to find a final solution.”