Argentina accuses UK of violating Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty

Argentina accuses UK of violating Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty

Buenos Aires : Argentina | Feb 26, 2013 at 2:06 AM PST
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Argentina accused the United Kingdom, on the first day session of the Conference on Disarmament of the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, of violating the Treaty of Tlatelolco nuclear nonproliferation in the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic , issued the international body in its portal.

The complaint, according to government and diplomatic sources confirmed in Buenos Aires, was made ​​by the Foreign Secretary to the Conference on Disarmament of the UN, Eduardo Zuain, at the beginning of the work carried out in the city of Geneva, Switzerland , permanent seat on the forum.

"We are in a precarious stage of implementation of the Treaty of Tlatelolco, which prohibits nuclear weapons entirely in Latin America and the Caribbean," said Zuain at the UN forum for negotiating founded in 1979 and headquartered in Geneva, adding that precariousness "is challenged by the UK".

For his part, the representative of the United Kingdom, Jo Adamson, "categorically denied" that your country has increased its military presence in the region.

"The defensive position of the Falkland / Malvinas has not changed in many years, we have had a military presence since the 1982 conflict. Such a presence there only to defend the rights and freedoms of the people of the archipelago to determine their political future, social and economic. therefore, these allegations are false, "Adamson said, quoted by the website of the UN.

The Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco) is an international agreement signed in Mexico that sets the eradication of this type of arsenal in the region and which came into force on April 25, 1969, seven years after the missile crisis in Cuba.

According to press bonarense, Zuain also denounced the militarization again in that southern sea area in which are verified "shifts submarines capable of carrying nuclear weapons on nuclear-free zone."

"We regret that the British government has not so far provided clarifications requested on reported incidents, nor so far has offered no information to corroborate or refute recent displacements of nuclear submarines capable of carrying nuclear weapons," said Zuain.

"This deployment includes the presence of a powerful naval fighter aircraft generation, an important center of command and control, and electronic intelligence base that allows 'monitor' air and sea traffic in the region," said Zuain whose government last year brought a complaint to the UN prior English militarization in the region.

The new complaint Argentina recorded hours later than London reported that another warship was displaced to the area of the Falkland Islands when remaining few days for the inhabitants of the archipelago-occupied militarily by England on January 3, 1833 - participate in a referendum on his fate.

Source : CN

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Britain has held and occupied the Falkland Islands since 1833
Britain has held and occupied the Falkland Islands since 1833
rsa76 is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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