At the moment the “earthquake” from the political developments in Argentina has not yet subsided because of her rise of the far right, Javier Millay to powerthe foreign media and especially the British media have started to deal with the foreign policy that will follow, as already the new president, known for his eccentric character, has expressed opinions and positions that are worrying.
In particular, the “madman” (El Loco) due to his unconventional ideas and his eccentric character and “guru in tantric sex”, according to his statement, believes that the Falkland Islands belong to Argentina and has vowed to “take them back”.
Javier Millais, who used a psychic to communicate with his dead dog, which he cloned and now has five cloned dogs to advise him on political matters, scored a huge upset by beating Finance Minister Sergio Massa in the presidential run-off of Sunday’s elections.
The avowed admirer of former US President Donald Trump appeared at campaign rallies with a chainsaw, promising to “cut the state to pieces”.
In fact, during his election campaign, Miley also used the “paper” of foreign policy, specifically the Falkland Islands. According to the Daily Mail, Millay insisted that Britain’s return of the Islands was “non-negotiable”, adding that the territory is Argentine.
The new president said he would make “every effort” to take back the islands, known as the Malvinas in Argentina, and insisted it was “non-negotiable” for Britain to hand over the Falklands to Argentina, likening the situation to the return of Hong Kong in China.
The Falklands were claimed in a short but violent war after Argentina invaded in 1982. Argentina believes the Falklands were illegally taken from it in 1833 and invaded the British colony in 1982. The UK sent troops and Argentina lost the two-month war for the archipelago in a conflict that claimed the lives of 649 Argentine and 255 British soldiers.
The issue was never considered settled for Buenos Aires and Argentina still claims the islands, while Britain maintains that the Falklands are a self-governing territory under its protection. The 2013 referendum resulted in 99.8% in favor of the Isles remaining in Britain.
What Miley stated
However, Miley insisted during his election campaign that questions about the Falkland Islands’ future “cannot be ignored”. “What do I suggest? Argentina’s sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands is non-negotiable. The Malvinas belong to Argentina. Now we have to figure out how to get them back. It is clear that the choice of war is not a solution”, he had noted.
“What we are proposing is to move towards a solution like the one Britain had with China on the issue of Hong Kong and that in this context the position of the people living on the islands cannot be ignored. You cannot deny that these people are there. You can’t ignore these people. You have to negotiate with Britain and take into account the views of the people living on the islands. We are looking for a solution for the return of the Malvinas Islands to Argentina through diplomacy, a viable and feasible solution,” he said.
Miley has previously praised former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, known for her hatred of Argentines over the Falklands War, as one of the “great leaders in human history”.
Argentina’s new president has previously accused the government of “a series of mistakes” that made the situation even more complicated. Last April, he said that if Argentina wanted the Falkland Islands to become Argentine, that would mean a “very long negotiation” with Britain.
At the time, he said: “Argentina has never created the conditions for the inhabitants of the Malvinas Islands to want to become Argentinians. Therefore, it is an extremely complicated situation, in which Argentina has committed all the possible mistakes, resulting in being stuck and creating a bogged down situation. So now it’s a contradictory scenario because of all the mistakes. It’s very complicated.”
“If we want the islands to come back and become part of Argentina one day, that means a long, very long negotiation in which Argentina has to propose something interesting. And Argentina is not an interesting country if its own people choose to leave the country,” he added.
Britain blocks negotiations
On Britain’s side, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak ruled out the start of new negotiations on the future of the Falklands.
Sunak’s official spokesman said after Miley’s victory: “It is obviously a settled matter, a matter that has been settled for a long time, and we have no plans to revisit it.”
Asked about Miley’s suggestions that a new relationship similar to that between China and Hong Kong could be created, he replied: “The position of the Falkland Islands has been settled for some time and is not going to change.”
For his part, Defense Minister Grant Shapps said today, Tuesday: “The Falkland Islands are British. This is non-negotiable and undeniable. 99.8% of islanders voted to remain British and we will always defend their right to self-determination and the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.”