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Filmus slams UK lack of dialogue, 'aggressive moves' over Malvinas

Malvinas Secretary, Daniel Filmus
Malvinas Secretary Daniel Filmus has urged Great Britain to re-enter talks concerning the sovereignty of the disputed South Atlantic archipelago, while condemning what he called "aggressive moves" around the islands on the part of the UK government.

The former national senator and candidate for Buenos Aires mayor revealed his thoughts on the subject during an interview with the Daily Telegraph, stating that the biggest obstacle to dialogue was the British refusal to enter negotiations.

"What is most affecting good relations between our countries is the UK's unwillingness to engage in dialogue, its failure to observe UN resolutions and the unilateral actions and militarisation it is carrying out in the South Atlantic," he fired.

Filmus also spoke out against British actions in the Malvinas, which he maintained broke United Nations guidelines.

"The UN asks both the United Kingdom and Argentina to refrain from carrying out any unilateral actions in the Malvinas case," he said. "The actions performed by the United Kingdom in the area, without Argentina's consent, especially military actions and actions that involve plundering natural resources in the disputed area, are aggressive moves."

Despite these differences, the politician insisted that he was confident that one day an amicable solution could be found.

"The history of humankind has shown that the trend is for colonialism to disappear off the face of the Earth," he explained.

"We are convinced that the British people, whom we deeply respect, understand the injustice that arises from the rupture of a country's territorial integrity and that the rulers of the countries involved should resume dialogue."

To conclude, Filmus was asked if he believed he could be successful in his new role within the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner government.

"It is a big challenge, because it entails a fundamental task closely linked with my country's history and future, one of high importance in our relations with the UK," he admitted, before adding: "It is not a 'mission impossible'."
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