Argentina's New Government Declares it Would Fight for its Claims to Falkland Islands
Jan 05, 2016 03:56 AM EST
The new government of Argentina is not backing down. The government announced to the public that it would fight for its right and claims Falkland Islands as the nation's sole property.
The dispute territory remains for the moment under the umbrella of the British government. However, Argentina's new conservative government announced last Sunday night that it would carry on pushing for the country's claim to the Falkland Islands, with the hope of that the change of government in Buenos Aries may herald improving relations with London.
According to a report from Telegraph, the diplomatic ties between the United Kingdom and Argentina worsened during the reigns of Cristina Kirchner, who placed the future of the islands as her founding foreign policy.
Although the streets of Buenos Aires rejoiced of Kirchner ceasing to be the president of the country, but for the people in Falkland Islands, it holds no vital significance. Moreover, according to a statement released by the foreign ministry, "Argentina renews its firm commitment to peacefully settling its differences, to international law and multilateralism."
Despite the affirmations that the new president would push through in claiming the islands,it is undeniable that both Britain and Argentina have already fought a two-month long war over the archipelago in 1982, as cited by Channel News Asia.
The war had caused both nations devastating outcomes. There were 649 Argentinean servicemen and 255 British that were killed during the war. For many decades, after the Falklands War, the right to rule this rocky outpost remains at the heart of diplomatic apprehensions between the two countries, as told by The Sun.
The same article reports, how the foreign ministry of Argentina wants to renews its unyielding commitment to calmly settle its differences, from international law and even to multilateralism.For Argentina, the country claims that Falklands was an inheritance from Spain, upon attaining its independence.
Meanwhile, for Britain, it has affirmed that it has traditionally ruled the islands. Looking back at history, since both nations have claimed their rights to the islands, the struggle continues even today and as for its sole owner, it remains to be seen, as talks are yet to come.