Through a statement, the Argentine Foreign Ministry rejected the decision to send “up to seven members of the Kosovo Security Forces (KFOR) led by NATO to the Malvinas Islands to participate in what the United Kingdom calls “a support operation to peace.”
According to the British, the sending of troops responds to an agreement whereby members of KFOR join the British Infantry Army in the Malvinas.
For the Argentine Government, the presence of the Kosovar troops constitutes “an unjustified demonstration of force and a deliberate departure from the calls of numerous international resolutions of the General Assembly of the United Nations and other international forums that urge both Argentina and the United Kingdom to resume negotiations in order to find a peaceful and definitive solution to the sovereignty dispute that involves both countries in the issue of the Malvinas Islands”.
What resolutions is the United Kingdom violating by taking the Kosovo military to the Malvinas Island?
According to Buenos Aires, the presence of the Kosovar forces violates United Nations resolution 31/49, which requires the countries in dispute to refrain from “adopting unilateral decisions that entail the introduction of changes in the situation while the islands are going through the process of negotiation recommended by the Assembly itself”.
Argentina also rejected that the United Kingdom alleges that it is a “peace mission” as a justification for military action and that the condition of the South Atlantic “zone of peace and cooperation” is ignored, through the reduction and elimination of military bases.
The Argentine government’s position was shared by the Argentine lawyer specializing in the Malvinas Facundo Rodríguez issue, who remarked that London “once again fails to comply with United Nations resolutions and its international obligations.” The United Kingdom adds that the Argentine State “does not recognize the unilateral declaration of independence by the Parliament of Kosovo, which occurred on February 17, 2008.”
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