Nuclear weapons at Malvinas: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs anticipates that they will take action against the UK

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the Government would reiterate its claim to the UK if the veracity of the declassified files was determined Shipment of ships with 31 nuclear weapons to Malvinas during the 1982 conflict, as part of the policy against the proliferation of atomic weapons wars that the country is participating in. In addition, he anticipates that he will raise the “worrying” situation before international organizations.

“If the existence of an unclassified file that provides further details regarding the seriousness of the events reported in the press is confirmed, due to its magnitude and circumstances it has come to light, andThe Argentine government will reaffirm its claim to the British government and within the framework of its permanent policy on nuclear weapons and regarding their use, it plans to raise this situation with competent international organizations.” said a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

britain “it mobilized 31 nuclear weapons on its ships during the conflict with Argentina over the Malvinas Islands” in 1982, according to a document from the UK Ministry of Defense dated April 6 of that year published on the Declassified UK website, the Sputnik agency reported. In this regard, the Chancellor highlighted, “in relation to recent information published on the Declassified UK portal, that in 2003 the UK Ministry of Defense published a report in which it stated that the task force formed to go to the South Atlantic during the 1982 conflict included ships equipped with nuclear weapons.

At the time, Britain denied it had violated the Tlatelolco Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and that all weapons were returned to British soil “in good condition”. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reminded that “In 2003 he sent a protest note to the UK stating the gravity of the situation and asking for precise and complete information on the various aspects involved in the events that came to light”.

In this regard, he stressed that “in particular, to ensure that there are no reliable nuclear weapons anywhere in the South Atlantic, or on sunken ships, seabeds or in any other form or circumstance.” At this point, Palacio San Martín points out that “at the time, the British denied that they had violated the Treaty of Tlatelolco and that all weapons were returned to England in good condition.”

“Although the UK is reluctant to provide detailed information in this regard, our country has repeatedly expressed concern before various international forums about the possibility, confirmed in 2003, that the UK has introduced nuclear weapons in the South Atlantic”, the official concluded.

What do the documents condemning Britain say?

“British warships deployed in the South Atlantic after the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands in 1982 were armed with dozens of deep nuclear payloads”states documents released by the press that describe declassified information. The weapons were on board the carriers HMS Hermes (18) and HMS Invincible (12) and on the Regent’s auxiliary ship (1). Britain’s Prince Andrew is on the Invincible as a helicopter pilot.

The aircraft carrier Invincible was attacked by Argentine aircraft at the height of the war and hit by an Exocet missile, which was temporarily inoperative. although the UK admits to denying this episode.

“The contents of the document entitled ‘Top Secret Atomic’ state that the presence of nuclear weapons causes panic among officials in London over the physical and political damage it may cause”, add the information. The text of the document indicates that there are “grave concerns” that some of the “deep nuclear bombs” could be “lost or damaged and in fact announced”, and even that they might fall into the hands of Argentine forces.

Files accessed by Declassified UK said that weapons were transferred from frigates and destroyers to the war’s major carriers, HMS Hermes and HMS Invincible, where they could better protect themselves, and cautioned that “on the second ship it was met.” Take on the role of Prince Andrew’s helicopter pilot.”

“According to the documents, Hermes has 18 nuclear weapons on board and the Invincible, 12”, while “the Royal Fleet auxiliary ship, the Regent, has one”. Meanwhile, the Secretary of Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic, Guillermo Carmona, said that Britain’s delivery of atomic warfare equipment to Malvinas “is something that has been confirmed since 2003”.

“The presence of nuclear weapons on British ships during the Malvinas war has been confirmed since 2003. What now appears in the new declassification file is the magnitude of 31 nuclear weapons,” Carmona said in a statement to Opening Radio.

In this regard, the Governor of Tierra del Fuego, Gustavo Melella, assured that the disclosure that Britain introduced nuclear weapons during the 1982 Falklands war was “a very serious action for all states in the region.”

President Fuegian said that this situation was not only a violation of international regulations, but was an example of the UK’s zero commitment to its obligations as a State Party to the nuclear weapons-free zone treaty.”

With information from Télam

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