Madam Secretary

Clinton urges Argentina and Britain to talk it out on the Falkland Islands

After attending yesterday’s inauguration of new Uruguayan President José Mujica (seen below shortly before his inauguration), Clinton went on to Argentina, where she met with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (seen above, appearing to share a laugh). Clinton said yesterday that she was willing to assist Argentina and Britain in resolving their dispute over the ...

Photos, top to bottom: ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP/Getty Images, PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/AFP/Getty Images
Photos, top to bottom: ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP/Getty Images, PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/AFP/Getty Images

After attending yesterday’s inauguration of new Uruguayan President José Mujica (seen below shortly before his inauguration), Clinton went on to Argentina, where she met with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (seen above, appearing to share a laugh).

Clinton said yesterday that she was willing to assist Argentina and Britain in resolving their dispute over the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas. Kirchner asked Clinton to be a mediator on the issue, but it appears Clinton doesn’t want to take her involvement that far. Instead, she said she would be publicly urging the two countries to talk and said, “We would like to see Argentina and the U.K. sit down and resolve the issues between them in a peaceful and productive way.”

The Associated Press reported that direct U.S. intervention might miff Britain, one of the United States’ closest allies. (Britain is against third-party mediation.)

On another note, yesterday FP Editor in Chief Moisés Naím spoke about Clinton’s trip on National Public Radio’s Tell Me More.

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Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. @pjaroonFP

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