June 19, 2013
Castro calls Malvinas referendum ‘capricious’
Argentina's Ambassador in London, Alicia Castro, reiterated the country will not recognize the result of the referendum that began today in the Malvinas Islands.
Furthermore, the diplomatic called it a “capricious will” to resolve the dispute with the United Kingdom over the sovereignty of the South Atlantic archipelago.
“The international law is the one that governs the relationships between states and resolves territorial disputes, and not the capricious will of a small community. The islanders are not a third party,” Castro said.
“The referendum does not end the sovereignty dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom whose solution is required by the United Nations. It (referendum) was organized by the British so the islanders say that the territory have to be British.
“We all know that unlike other cases of decolonization, a referendum is not organized by the United Nations nor has its approval or supervision,” the Ambassador concluded.