May 21, 2013
CFK bashes Cameron’s 'mediocre and almost stupid' remarks over Malvinas
The Head of State travelled to Misiones to inaugurate a shoe factory, and took some time to add another chapter to the Argentine sovereignty claim over Malvinas, South Georgia, and South Sandwich islands to the UK.
Likewise, the President considered that the kind of attitude shown by Prime Minister Cameron “revel that the UK is a coarse colonial power”, and added, “Colonialism is an antiquity.”
The controversy was triggered yesterday after Cameron sent a clear message during a speech before the House of Commons in which the British leader stated that “sovereignty is not negotiable. Period!”
Rapidly after, the Argentine Foreign Ministry, issued a communiqué saying that the Government “deplored Cameron’s statement”, and continued, “In a regrettable act of arrogance, the United Kingdom claimed to have the authority to ‘put an end’ to the unresolved conflict regarding the Malvinas Islands sovereignty, a case that is currently being recognized by the United Nations.”
Also yesterday, Fernández de Kirchner stated that “it’s ridiculous to hold sovereignty of something that’s 14,000 kilometers away.”