May 21, 2013
'Claiming Malvinas sovereignty is inherent,' Randazzo
Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo reiterated Argentina’s claim for sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands today, underlining that it "forms part of State policy" and that it is "inalienable." Randazzo further pointed out the the Government is to "keep on insisting that Britain sit down to negotiate."
"The sovereignty claims of the Malvinas for us is an inalienable State policy," the government minister said during a radio interview today. He continued to say that "the Argentine government will keep on insisting the UK government sit down for negotiation talks.”.
“If you analyze Argentine history, you will find that the Malvinas sovereignty claim has been one of the few consensuses of all democratic governments,” Randazzo remarked.
He also highlighted the claims have intensified on the international forums, “always through pacific means.”
“We have gradually gathered more support from other countries,” he said.
“We have no doubt. The Malvinas Islands belong to Argentina. There is no reasonable explanation for the British presence on the Islands. It is a usurpation of a territory which doesn’t belong to them.”
“Furthermore, it dwells over ten thousand kilometers from the United Kingdom,” he added.