ARGENTINA POLITICS: Argentina May Regain Falklands Because of UK Brexit

Politicoscope
By Politicoscope April 21, 2017 17:50

Related Coverage You May Like


Current Political Article Highlights


Argentina and Britain fought a 74-day war over the islands in 1982, which ended with the British side reasserting its rule over the islands.

Continue below with the full current political topic.

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Argentina May Regain Falklands Because of UK Brexit

Argentina has implied that Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) may boost the South American country’s drive to regain its control over the disputed Malvinas Islands, known in the UK as the Falklands.

Britain and the EU are to hold talks to set conditions for Brexit, and analysts believe the divorce talks would likely cost London Brussels’ support over its control of the islands disputed with Argentina.

Speaking to reporters in Brussels, the EU’s de facto capital, on Thursday, Argentinean Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra seemed to be pointing to that potential when she said in unspecific comments that change could happen with Brexit and that Argentina was carefully watching the divorce process as it played out.

“The European Union, through its agreements, is connected very closely and strongly to the United Kingdom,” Malcorra said. “It could be that things change there… Brexit is just starting and there are many issues. We are following it carefully.”

Located about 300 miles off Argentina’s coast and home to about 3,000 inhabitants, the disputed islands have been declared part of the British Overseas Territories since Britain established its colonial rule on the territories in 1833.

Argentina and Britain fought a 74-day war over the islands in 1982, which ended with the British side reasserting its rule over the islands.

Buenos Aires says Britain forcibly stripped Argentina of sovereignty over the islands and has been occupying the territory.

British control in the other UK dominions has also come under question. Spain recently repeated its claim of sovereignty over Gibraltar, a strategic British-ruled territory located at the entrance of the Mediterranean Sea on the southern tip of Spain’s Iberian Peninsula.

Gibraltar was ceded to Britain in 1713 as part of the Treaty of Utrecht. However, Spain has made it clear that it wants the enclave back.

Gibraltarians have preferred to be with Britain rather than Spain; however, after Britain’s exit from the European Union, Madrid believes residents may choose to rejoin Spain to remain connected to the EU.

Elsewhere, in British-ruled Northern Ireland, people have opposed Brexit.

In Scotland, too, there has been a movement to end the 310-year-old union with England as well so that an independent Scotland can remain in or later rejoin the EU.

– Press TV


Up Next on Politicoscope

Share this Article: "ARGENTINA POLITICS: Argentina May Regain Falklands Because of UK Brexit"
Since You’re Here, We Would Like to ask You for Help
There are more readers worldwide reading the Politicoscope daily news content than ever before. Unlike many other news media organisations that charge their readers subscription fees for the same daily news content and features we offer you for free, we do not charge all our readers to pay any fee. We depend on online advertising to generate the revenues to fund all these great news content and exclusive features provided to you for free. Currently, advertising revenues are quickly falling which is affecting our ability to offer you free online news content.
If everyone who reads our news content, likes it and helps to support it, we can have future guarantee to offer you with the best daily news content and other amazing features, all for free.
"I visit Politicoscope everyday to read my daily news in world politics. I'm glad it's all for free. On my part, I'm happy to donate monthly so as to continue enjoying these free content because it's actually a small amount from me compared to paid subscriptions by other news organisations. I want to help Politicoscope grow more so that I and other readers can continue to have access to free and exclusive daily online news." - Denise H., from LA, USA.
Help keep Politicoscope alive and grow stronger for you.

Donate Online Today


Politicoscope
By Politicoscope April 21, 2017 17:50

You May Also Like


Since You’re Here, We Would Like to ask You for Help

There are more readers worldwide reading the Politicoscope daily news content than ever before. Unlike many other news media organisations that charge their readers subscription fees for the same daily news content and features we offer you for free, we do not charge all our readers to pay any fee. We depend on online advertising to generate the revenues to fund all these great news content and exclusive features provided to you for free. Currently, advertising revenues are quickly falling which is affecting our ability to offer you free online news content.
If everyone who reads our news content, likes it and helps to support it, we can have future guarantee to offer you with the best daily news content and other amazing features, all for free.
"I visit Politicoscope everyday to read my daily news in world politics. I'm glad it's all for free. On my part, I'm happy to donate monthly so as to continue enjoying these free content because it's actually a small amount from me compared to paid subscriptions by other news organisations. I want to help Politicoscope grow more so that I and other readers can continue to have access to free and exclusive daily online news." - Denise H., from LA, USA.
Help keep Politicoscope alive and grow stronger for you.

What's on Your Mind?