June 19, 2013
'UK wants to distort the controversy with the referendum'
The Foreign Ministry rejected the referendum that is going to take part at the Malvinas Islands on Sunday and Monday, and affirmed that "the UK is trying to distort the controversy with Argentina instead of solving it."
With this statement, the government rules out any kind of value to the voting process that Islanders are going to go through to reaffirm their political status.
"UK is being aware of the international isolation regarding the Malvinas issue, which indicates it is trying to distort the controversy it holds with Argentina instead of solving it," the Ministry stated in a communiqué.
The ministry headed by Héctor Timerman highlighted that Malvinas are "object of a sovereignty dispute between Argentina and the UK that has been recognized by both countries and by the international community."
"Hence, the UK lacks the right to pretend to modify the judicial status of there territories, although it hides it behind a hypothetical referendum disguise," it continued.