Argentine standoff over Falklands
LONDON (Reuters) Argentina stepped up its row with Britain canada goose uk black friday over the Falklands on Wednesday with its foreign minister thanking God for the decline of the canada goose uk shop British Empire canada goose black friday sale and vowing to prosecute oil firms exploring Canada Goose Coats On Sale off the remote South Atlantic islands.
In a defiant news conference, held in London but conducted in Spanish, Hector Timerman called Britain the colonial empire from the 19th century. that thank God has been defeated worldwide
He insisted the islands roughly 3,000 British inhabitants should not be referred to as Falklanders, but as inhabitants of the Malvinas islands the name Argentina uses for the remote territory some 300 uk canada goose outlet miles off its coast.
Timerman has refused to meet British Foreign Secretary William Hague to discuss the islands because buy canada goose jacket of Britain insistence that Falklands residents be present, part of what London says is their right to self determination, but a condition Timerman referred to as an
United Nations is very clear. Self determination applies to a native people, not to people that have been canada goose coats implanted, he said at a news conference titled of European Pro Dialogue Groups on the Malvinas Question
have left canada goose coats on sale an canada goose clearance sale invitation for him (Hague) to go to Buenos Aires without any ultimatum, without any conditions so that we can meet Canada Goose Outlet as two friendly countries for dialogue, he added, speaking through a translator at the ambassador canadian goose jacket residence.
Britain fought Canada Goose online a 10 week war to eject Argentinian forces who invaded the islands canada goose store in 1982. The Falklands are part of Britain canada goose factory sale self cheap canada goose uk governing territories, and Buenos Aires has ramped up efforts to stake its claim to the territory as London listed firms seek to tap oil and gas deposits around the islands.
Timerman arrived in London this week to make the case for Argentine ownership of the islands, but has met a mostly hostile response, with British lawmakers on Tuesday accusing him of diplomacy and using arguments.
Hague said it was a shame Timerman was unwilling to attend a meeting with him and Falkland Island representatives.
is no way such a conversation could have taken place without members of the Falkland Islands government being present, especially given the current Argentine government behavior towards Canada Goose Online the Islanders. canada goose It is, and must always be, for them to decide their own future, Hague said in a statement.
A referendum on the Falklands future is scheduled for March, a vote in which the islanders are almost certain to choose to remain British, and which Timerman likened Canada Goose Jackets to asking Israeli settlers whether they want to be Israeli or Palestinian.
RESOURCES Timerman, 59, batted away suggestions from British uk canada goose reporters that Argentina was also a colonial power, its settler pioneers having colonized land once belonging to indigenous my website Indians, a comparison Timerman labeled
On Tuesday he ruled out any future military efforts to seize the Falklands, but said he was confident Canada Goose sale negotiations would lead to Argentine ownership of the islands within 20 years.
Argentina has tried to deter ships from travelling to the Falklands, banning Falklands flagged ships and other vessels involved in trade with canada goose clearance the islands from stopping at its ports.
On Wednesday Timerman canada goose uk outlet vowed to take legal action to stop energy firms buy canada goose jacket cheap from exploring for oil and gas around the https://www.canadagoosejacketsaleca.com/ islands, accusing them of stealing Argentine resources and not being capable of guarding against accidental oil spills.
will continue the legal action Canada Goose Parka against the oil companies who are doing hydrocarbon related exploration activities in the south Atlantic, because they are stealing part of the natural resources of Argentina, he said.
Argentine hostility cheap Canada Goose has not deterred companies and the islands are set to start producing their first oil in 2017. Rockhopper Exploration has formed a $1 billion partnership with Premier Oil to pump oil from its find north of the islands. [ID:nL3E7LC15B]
Last month, another British firm, Borders and Southern Petroleum, said its gas condensate discovery in the Falkland Islands was also commercially viable.