Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner condemns the UK government for deploying nuclear-armed submarines around the Malvinas Islands, media reports said.
Speaking before the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, the Argentine president once more slammed Britain for conducting military movements in the South Atlantic.
Cristina Fernandez highlighted her country’s progress in the field of nuclear energy program and other technologies, adding that Argentina has also signed all international agreements and pacts as far as nuclear energy is concerned.
She denounced the UK government for failing to abide by its commitments and obligations saying “the British preach but take refuge in the UN Security Council ‘double standards’ be it referred to nuclear energy, human rights or abiding repeated UN resolutions with overwhelming support, calling for negotiations on the issue of ‘our Malvinas territories’.”
“Argentina unlike the United Kingdom, has not taken a stance of ‘hypocrisy’ or ‘double standards’” underlined Cristina Fernandez.
“We do not go around condemning the use of nuclear energy with military ends, and at the same time send out nuclear submarines,” she added.
“This happens to us Argentines, where the United Kingdom have militarised the South Atlantic and sends nuclear submarines” to an area that is clearly Argentine and Latin American sphere of influence, the Argentine President noted.