December 11, 2013
CFK: US courts 'want to lead us to default’
President Cristina de Kirchner has accused part of the United States judiciary of wishing to take Argentina "to default", comparing the nation's situation with that which currently faces US counterpart Barack Obama.
"The US president sees his budget rejected and it is news in all the newspapers across the world. They have already done this to me, in 2010, Argentina did not have a budgets because we did not have enough hands in Congress," the head of state explained during the presentation of 520 houses in San Juan.
Addressing Judge Thomas Griesa's latest decision against Argentina, in which he determinied that the jurisdiction of the bonds that entered the debt swaps of 2005 and 2010 cannot be changed, Kirchner was defiant.
"We will not be watching with our arms folded," she warned.
In addition, she stated that “Argentina will honor its commitments”, alluding to a possible negative rule by the US Supreme Court regarding the so called ‘Vulture Funds’ case.