May 21, 2013
US ratifies 'neutrality' over Malvinas issue, calls for 'pacific solution'
United States stated that it maintains its neutral position over the Malvinas Islands dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom and hopes for an agreed solution, an official source of the US government assured after the visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron to the White House.
“Our position remains neutral,” an official who remained anonymous affirmed.
Cameron was received by US President Barack Obama at the White House as part of his official visit to the country to debate over bilateral issues.
UK Prime Minister ended his trip with a visit to Ground Zero in New York, where he was asked about Malvinas and he answered that he had discussed this issue with Obama and that the president of the US had ratified the support of the “status quo” of the Islands.
Nevertheless, the US government official reminded that “United States recognises the de facto administration of the UK in the Islands, but does not have a position over the sovereignty pretensions of both countries.”
“The US government supports the cooperation of the UK and Argentina and calls for a pacific resolution of this issue,” he continued.