The Republic of Argentina expressed its solidarity with the Republic of Ecuador and repudiates expressions of UK government threatening to storm the Embassy of Ecuador in London violating its obligation to comply with the Vienna Convention, which provides for the inviolability of diplomatic premises.
The threat delivered in written form by the British Embassy in Quito highlights once again the UK’s policy of ignoring the resolutions adopted by the multilateral agencies and the rules and laws of international law.
Just as in ancient temples gave refuge to those persecuted for political, racial or religious today are embassies in charge of humanitarian fulfill this task.
Latin America proudly displays its tradition of recognizing the right to asylum and respect it. Importantly, thousands of citizens sought by the most abject dictatorships of the twentieth century found refuge in the embassies in our continent and able to rebuild his life in democratic countries protected from the persecutions in their hometowns.
Britain’s attitude denying the institution of asylum and the inviolability of diplomatic premises is a step back in building a more civilized and respectful of the equality of peoples beyond its economic and military power.
The Republic of Argentina requested the UK to withdraw its threat and accept their obligation to respect the Vienna Convention as it undertook in 1961.