SPECIAL DECOLONIZATION COMMITTEE APPROVES TEXT ON FALKLAND ISLANDS (MALVINAS) CORRECTION

12 July 2000
GA/COL/3033/

SPECIAL DECOLONIZATION COMMITTEE APPROVES TEXT ON FALKLAND ISLANDS (MALVINAS) CORRECTION

12 July 2000

Press ReleaseGA/COL/3033/

SPECIAL DECOLONIZATION COMMITTEE APPROVES TEXT ON FALKLAND ISLANDS (MALVINAS) CORRECTION

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On page 7 of Press Release GA/COL/3033 of 11 July 2000, the second paragraph of the summary of the statement by the representative of Iraq should read as follows:

Iraq believed the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) belonged to Argentina and had been occupied by the United Kingdom, which continued to occupy them, invoking the right to self-determination. In this case, that was not appropriate because the islanders were several hundred British citizens who had been transplanted and encouraged to remain on the islands. Their presence there did not change the historical and geographical realities, which supported Argentina's right to recover the Territory taken unjustly and illegally from it. Argentina had a right to demand compensation for damage inflicted during the long period of colonization.

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