Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Referendum

Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 13, 2012

Question: Will the United States respect the referendum results?

Answer: We will not speculate on a referendum that has not taken place. Our position remains one of neutrality. The United States recognizes de facto U.K. administration of the islands, but takes no position regarding the sovereignty claims of either party

The U.S. Government supports U.K. and Argentine cooperation on practical matters and urges a peaceful resolution to the overall issue.

PRN: 2012/956