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    Falkland Islands lie in Argentinian waters, UN commission rules

    Argentina’s government is celebrating a decision by a UN commission to expand its maritime territory in the South Atlantic Ocean by 35% to include the disputed Falkland islands and beyond.

    The Argentine foreign ministry said its waters had increased by 1.7 million square km (0.66 million square miles) and the decision will be key in its dispute with Britain over the islands.

    Argentina lost a brief, bloody 1982 war with Britain after Argentinian troops seized the South Atlantic archipelago that Latin Americans call the Malvinas.The UN commission on the limits of the continental shelf sided with Argentina, ratifying the country’s 2009 report fixing the limit of its territory at 200 to 350 miles from its coast.

    “This is a historic occasion for Argentina because we’ve made a huge leap in the demarcation of the exterior limit of our continental shelf,” foreign minister Susana Malcorra said. “This reaffirms our sovereignty rights over the resources of our continental shelf.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...-un-commission

    Commission's ruling on Falkland Islands dismissed by UK

    Britain has played down a report from a UN commission which rules that the disputed Falkland Islands lie inside Argentinian waters.

    But David Cameron’s official spokeswoman said the UK government had not yet seen the full report, and stressed that the commission was merely an advisory body.

    “It’s important to note that this is an advisory committee – it makes recommendations; they are not legally binding and the commission does not have jurisdiction over sovereignty issues.


    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...y-uk-argentina


    Fight fight fight!!!
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    Are the Channel Islands also French then?
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    We should give the Falkland Islands to Argentina and if not, Argentina should take them by force and slay any who oppose them
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    How about, we give the population of the Falklands a referendum to pick which country controls them? We the west are champions of democracy aren't we?
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    (Original post by Oliver_94)
    We should give the Falkland Islands to Argentina and if not, Argentina should take them by force and slay any who oppose them
    Grow up.
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    (Original post by an_atheist)
    How about, we give the population of the Falklands a referendum to pick which country controls them? We the west are champions of democracy aren't we?
    Yeah, we did.

    1517 votes were cast.
    1513 voted to remain British.
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    Why should we care what they think?
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    Why the misleading headline? You do realise the Islands are not included in the decision at all? Its to do with territorial waters and any such waters that are in dispute have also been excluded.

    It wasnt a court either.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Yeah, we did.

    1517 votes were cast.
    1513 voted to remain British.
    Ok, didnt know about that.
    Why the **** is this a dispute then? Its not even a small majority, its literally 4 people who disagree.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Yeah, we did.

    1517 votes were cast.
    1513 voted to remain British.
    Thought it was only 3 votes against
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Thought it was only 3 votes against
    What happened to the 3/4 after that?
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Thought it was only 3 votes against
    It was. 1 spoiled ballot, I believe.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Yeah, we did.

    1517 votes were cast.
    1513 voted to remain British.
    A referendum on the island is not valid.It is internationally recognised as argentine and is in argentine waters. It belongs to argentine and I pray they take it back soon
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    (Original post by Oliver_94)
    A referendum on the island is not valid.It is internationally recognised as argentine and is in argentine waters. It belongs to argentine and I pray they take it back soon
    It has been claimed by an advisory board in a non binding judgement that Argentines territorial waters have been expanded. This has no bearing on the sovereignty of the islands. Those islands have been British since before Argentina existed, they should be claiming ownership of Argentina really. They aren't going to take anything back because nothing belongs to them.

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    (Original post by Oliver_94)
    A referendum on the island is not valid.It is internationally recognised as argentine and is in argentine waters. It belongs to argentine and I pray they take it back soon
    It's a God-forsaken group of rocks in the middle of nowhere. It doesn't like you and neither do the people that live there.

    The Argentinians have never owned the Falklands, never had a settlement there and never will. Your sole claim to the rocks are based on the fact that it used to be owned by the Spanish, who then left it.


    The UK will never accept any ruling that goes against the will of the people living there. Cry all you like. This is the reality: Argentina has neither the military nor the political strength nor the right to own the Falkland Islands.

    Jog on and fix the rest of the problems with your shitey country.

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    (Original post by Oliver_94)
    A referendum on the island is not valid.
    Yes it is.

    (Original post by Oliver_94)
    It is internationally recognised as argentine
    No it isn't

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    and is in argentine waters.
    No it isn't

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    It belongs to argentine
    No it doesn't

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    and I pray they take it back soon
    They have absolutely no way whatsoever of doing so.

    But please, feel free to join them.
    Their 2 remaining rowing boats need the manpower.
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    (Original post by an_atheist)
    Ok, didnt know about that.
    Why the f.uck is this a dispute then? Its not even a small majority, its literally 4 people who disagree.
    Duh because all the inhabitants are British i.e..nobody asked Argentinas to vote. LoL you make a good post and then fall for that one?
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    Everyone seems to forget that in the last war Britain literally stabbed the Argentinians in the back.
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    (Original post by HucktheForde)
    Falkland Islands lie in Argentinian waters, UN commission rules

    Argentina’s government is celebrating a decision by a UN commission to expand its maritime territory in the South Atlantic Ocean by 35% to include the disputed Falkland islands and beyond.

    The Argentine foreign ministry said its waters had increased by 1.7 million square km (0.66 million square miles) and the decision will be key in its dispute with Britain over the islands.

    Argentina lost a brief, bloody 1982 war with Britain after Argentinian troops seized the South Atlantic archipelago that Latin Americans call the Malvinas.The UN commission on the limits of the continental shelf sided with Argentina, ratifying the country’s 2009 report fixing the limit of its territory at 200 to 350 miles from its coast.

    “This is a historic occasion for Argentina because we’ve made a huge leap in the demarcation of the exterior limit of our continental shelf,” foreign minister Susana Malcorra said. “This reaffirms our sovereignty rights over the resources of our continental shelf.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...-un-commission

    Commission's ruling on Falkland Islands dismissed by UK

    Britain has played down a report from a UN commission which rules that the disputed Falkland Islands lie inside Argentinian waters.

    But David Cameron’s official spokeswoman said the UK government had not yet seen the full report, and stressed that the commission was merely an advisory body.

    “It’s important to note that this is an advisory committee – it makes recommendations; they are not legally binding and the commission does not have jurisdiction over sovereignty issues.


    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...y-uk-argentina


    Fight fight fight!!!
    It doesn't mean anything for the islands the British government for decades has said repeatedly they will allow the people who live there to decide and they have overwhelmingly time and again voted to remain with us.


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    (Original post by Supersaps)
    It's a God-forsaken group of rocks in the middle of nowhere. It doesn't like you and neither do the people that live there.

    The Argentinians have never owned the Falklands, never had a settlement there and never will. Your sole claim to the rocks are based on the fact that it used to be owned by the Spanish, who then left it.


    The UK will never accept any ruling that goes against the will of the people living there. Cry all you like. This is the reality: Argentina has neither the military nor the political strength nor the right to own the Falkland Islands.

    Jog on and fix the rest of the problems with your shitey country.

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