The Argentine Foreign Ministry, through an official statement published on its website expressed Friday its "serious concern" about the presence in the South Atlantic of the U.S. nuclear submarine USS Greeneville.
"The Argentine government expresses its serious concern over information that emerged from the official Twitter account of the Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic, by which it is pointed out that they would have recently operated with British support in the South Atlantic," the Foreign Ministry expresses.
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The statement also recalls that "carrying and using nuclear weapons" in the mentioned area contradicts resolutions of the United Nations Organization and urged to respect the region as a "zone of peace and cooperation."
"The presence of ships capable of carrying and using nuclear weapons in the South Atlantic contradicts Resolution 41/11 of the United Nations General Assembly (Zone of Peace and Cooperation in the South Atlantic)," the communiqué stresses.
"The Argentine Government expresses its serious concern about information from the official Twitter account of the Commander of the Atlantic Submarine Force @COMSUBLANT, which states that they have operated with British support in the South Atlantic, 'demonstrating the global reach of both nations.'"
The official document recalls that the aforementioned resolution "calls upon States of all other regions, especially militarily important States, to scrupulously respect the South Atlantic region as a zone of peace and cooperation."
"It is not the first time that Argentina" denounces "the presence of a British military base in the Malvinas Islands", which is contrary to "various United Nations resolutions such as 31/49, which calls on the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to expedite negotiations on the sovereignty dispute."