Héctor Timerman http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29121/all en Britain 'disappointed' after Argentina snubs Falklands talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/britain-disappointed-after-argentina-snubs-falklands-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain said on Friday it was disappointed that Argentina had rejected an invitation to meet Falkland Islands officials during Foreign Minister Hector Timerman's planned visit to London next week.</p> <p>Timerman said in Buenos Aires on Thursday that he did not want a "third party" in the talks, insisting the United Nations regards the dispute over the islands in the South Atlantic Ocean as a bilateral issue.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/britain-disappointed-after-argentina-snubs-falklands-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands Héctor Timerman War William Hague AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:45:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742853 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina rejects Falklands referendum as illegal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/argentina-rejects-falklands-referendum-illegal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Argentina rejected as illegal Friday a referendum that is to be held among Falkland islanders on the status of the disputed South Atlantic archipelago.</p> <p>"The referendum is illegal because the United Nations declared it to be a nation implanted since 1833 when London invaded and expelled the Argentine inhabitants," Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said on C5N television.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/argentina-rejects-falklands-referendum-illegal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands Héctor Timerman Political geography War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:00:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743270 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Falklands will be ours in 20 years', Argentina says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/falklands-will-be-ours-20-years-argentina-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Argentina expects to have control of the British-held Falkland Islands within 20 years, the country's foreign minister said in comments published on Tuesday.</p> <p>During a visit to London, Hector Timerman said in a joint interview with The Independent and The Guardian newspapers that Argentina would not take military action but that Britain would be forced to compromise soon.</p> <p>"I don’t think it will take another 20 years," he was quoted as saying by the newspapers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/falklands-will-be-ours-20-years-argentina-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Falkland Islands Héctor Timerman Labor Law Political geography Politics Religion Social Issues War AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:30:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746372 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentine minister, UK lawmakers trade barbs in stormy meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/argentine-minister-uk-lawmakers-trade-barbs-stormy-meeting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Argentine foreign minister Timerman in high-profile visit to UK</p> <p>* Timerman stakes claim to Falklands, declines to meet UK counterpart</p> <p>* Timerman has acrimonious debate with British lawmakers</p> <p>By Mohammed Abbas</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Argentina accused Britain on Tuesday of promoting Israeli-type settlement on occupied land in the Falkland Islands, while British parliamentarians said Buenos Aires was using "megaphone diplomacy" to assert its claims to the islands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/argentine-minister-uk-lawmakers-trade-barbs-stormy-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands Hector Timerman Héctor Timerman Political geography Politics War Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:00:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746822 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Oil fuels British-Argentine standoff over Falklands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-argentina-vows-prosecute-falklands-oil-firms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Argentine foreign minister visiting London over Falkland Islands dispute</p> <p>* Meets hostile response; British, Argentine accusations fly</p> <p>* Vows to prosecute oil firms exploring islands, accuses them of theft (Adds quotes, details)</p> <p>By Mohammed Abbas</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-argentina-vows-prosecute-falklands-oil-firms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Economy of the Falkland Islands Falkland Islands Héctor Timerman Political geography Rockhopper Exploration Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:46:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747544 at http://www.globalpost.com Falkland Islanders 'do not exist' says Argentina http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/falkland-islanders-do-not-exist-says-argentina <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Argentina's Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said Wednesday that the Falkland Islanders "do not exist" after snubbing the chance of talks with their government members.</p> <p>Timerman told a press conference in London that the 3,000-odd residents of the South Atlantic archipelago were simply British citizens who live there.</p> <p>British Foreign Secretary William Hague met Jan Cheek and Dick Sawle, from the eight-member Falkland Islands legislative assembly, for talks at the Foreign Office in London, but Timerman declined an invitation to join them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/falkland-islanders-do-not-exist-says-argentina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands Héctor Timerman Politics of the Falkland Islands War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:17:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747650 at http://www.globalpost.com British posture on Falklands 'smells of oil': Argentina http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/british-posture-falklands-smells-oil-argentina <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Argentina's foreign minister said Thursday that Britain's attachment to the Falkland Islands had a "strong smell of oil," in a swipe at British underwater prospecting around the disputed archipelago.</p> <p>Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, who visited London this week to meet groups promoting bilateral dialogue, accused Britain of "not moving its posture by one iota" and "using the islanders to justify its own intransigence."</p> <p>"What I sense in the British position is a strong smell of oil," Timerman told Radio del Plata.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/british-posture-falklands-smells-oil-argentina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentine people Falkland Islands Héctor Timerman War AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:45:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749070 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran rejects grilling of officials in Argentina bomb probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/iran-rejects-grilling-officials-argentina-bomb-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran denied Tuesday that Iranians facing international arrest warrants for their alleged roles in the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish centre will be questioned by an Argentinian judge, as announced by Argentine's foreign minister.</p> <p>"The matter of questioning of some of the Iranian officials is a sheer lie. It seems that those who are concerned by the actual agreement are spreading such reports," Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said at his weekly press conference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/iran-rejects-grilling-officials-argentina-bomb-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ahmad Vahidi Héctor Timerman Iran Religion War AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:32:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753424 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina digs in on Iran terror probe plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/argentina-digs-iran-terror-probe-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Argentina's top diplomat on Wednesday insisted that an Argentine judge would question Iranian suspects in the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish charities building, despite an apparent Iranian refusal.</p> <p>Foreign Minister Hector Timerman gave the assurance to a Senate committee a day after Iran's foreign ministry said assertions that former Iranian officials would be questioned were "a sheer lie."</p> <p>Timerman insisted, however, that Iran had agreed in a memorandum of understanding to the questioning of eight Iranians wanted for the bombing, which killed 85 people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/argentina-digs-iran-terror-probe-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Akbar Velayati Asia Héctor Timerman Religion War AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:01:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754968 at http://www.globalpost.com Interpol ratifies arrest warrants for Iranians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/interpol-ratifies-arrest-warrants-iranians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Interpol said Friday it was not lifting arrest warrants for Iranians suspected of involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, despite Tehran's steps to co-operate.</p> <p>Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman read from a letter announcing the international police organization's decision at a press conference.</p> <p>He noted that while an agreement between Argentina and Iran to set up a truth commission over the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires was "positive," it did not mean the arrest warrants would be lifted.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/interpol-ratifies-arrest-warrants-iranians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ahmad Vahidi Argentina Héctor Timerman Religion Social Issues War AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 02:30:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785082 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina says Ban must 'wear down' Britain over Falklands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/argentina-says-ban-must-wear-down-britain-over-falklands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Argentina's foreign minister on Tuesday called on UN leader Ban Ki-Moon to "wear down" British resistance to discussing the Falkland islands.</p> <p>Foreign Minister Hector Timerman slammed a referendum held in the islands this month as "illegal". Britain's UN ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said however it was "untenable" for Argentina to reject the overwhelming vote in favour of British rule.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/argentina-says-ban-must-wear-down-britain-over-falklands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Falkland Islands Héctor Timerman AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 23:32:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794818 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentine foreign minister calls on London to negotiate over disputed islands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130621/argentine-foreign-minister-calls-london-negotiate-over-disputed-isl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>United Nations, Jun 20 (EFE).- Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman once again asked the British government to sit down and negotiate "right now" and "without demands" to find a peaceful solution to the longstanding bilateral conflict over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.</p> <p>"My country is seated at the dialogue table, but regrettably the end of the controversy is still kidnapped in London," Timerman told the U.N. Decolonization Committee.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130621/argentine-foreign-minister-calls-london-negotiate-over-disputed-isl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute Héctor Timerman Political geography Agencia EFE Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:00:27 +0000 Agencia EFE 5862994 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina says Iran committed to probing 1994 bombing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130928/argentina-says-iran-committed-probing-1994-bombing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Hugh Bronstein</p> <p>BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Iran has approved a deal with Argentina to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center that courts in the South American country accuse Tehran of sponsoring, Argentine official state news service Telam said.</p> <p>Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman met in New York on Saturday with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, who assured him Iran "would honor all points of the agreement" to shed light on the bombing that killed 85 people, Telam said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130928/argentina-says-iran-committed-probing-1994-bombing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Héctor Timerman Mohammad Javad Zarif Religion War Thomson Reuters Sun, 29 Sep 2013 02:47:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5947833 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina releases 'blacklists' compiled by dictatorship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131107/argentina-releases-blacklists-compiled-dictatorship <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Argentina on Thursday released blacklists, including writer Julio Cortazar and folk singer Mercedes Sosa, found among a trove of newly discovered documents from the country's 1976 to 1983 military dictatorship.</p> <p>The list contains the names of 285 artists, actors, journalists and others given the designation "Formula 4" by the junta, according to the country's defense ministry.</p> <p>The label singled out those seen as unfit for government jobs, state aid or subsidies because of alleged Marxist leanings.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131107/argentina-releases-blacklists-compiled-dictatorship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentine people Héctor Timerman Human Interest Jacobo Timerman Politics War AFP Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:16:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5983250 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina demands talks with Britain over Falklands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140626/argentina-demands-talks-britain-over-falklands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Argentina's foreign minister demanded Thursday at the United Nations direct, bilateral talks with Britain over the Falkland Islands, the rocky archipelago claimed by both countries.</p> <p>The islands in the South Atlantic have been ruled by Britain since 1833 but Argentina claims them as their own and in 1982 attempted to seize control in a brief but bloody war.</p> <p>Tensions have resurfaced between the two countries in recent years after Britain opened the area to oil exploration.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140626/argentina-demands-talks-britain-over-falklands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands Héctor Timerman Sovereignty AFP Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:02:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6188573 at http://www.globalpost.com