Argentina, a neighbor not that friendly when it comes to nuclear issues

President of Argentina Cristina Kirchner, President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff with humanitarist leader Hebe de Bonafini, during bilateral meeting in Buenos Aires, Last January, 31. /Photo Telam, ABr

President of Argentina, Cristina Kirchner, with the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, and humanitarian leader Hebe de Bonafini/Photo Telam-ABr


Since Lula’s inauguration in Brazil’s Government, in 2003, the political relations of the greatest country of the Latin America with the Argentina, main commercial partner in the region, looked perfect harmonic. Smiles and pleasant statements on the part of the presidents of the two countries suggested that, outside the soccer, nothing more separated the nations that someday were on the edge of the war by the mutual distrust.
But documents that arrived at the Wikileaks and published in Brazil by the website UOL shows that Argentinian, that until the middle of century 20 was the big regional power, continues distrusting of the intentions of his more new intimate friend. According to the blog Opera Mundi, of the UOL, members of staff of the Argentine government notified tthe United States that the country did not have so much certainty about the peaceful ends of the Brazilian nuclear program.

According to Opera Mundi, in December, 10, 2009, two weeks after the visit of the president of the Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Brazil, a political counselor of the Argentine Embassy in Brasilia would have sought-after the Embassy of the United States in the capital of Brazil for claim of his host. A meeting would have been marked then with Argentine representatives and Americans for discuss the subject. An Argentine member of staff would have said that his country was in yellow alert about its neighbor.

In a interview to the journalist Natalia Viana, from Opera Mundi, the Nuclear and Naval engineer Leonam of the Santos Guimarães, advisor to International Atomic Energy Agency, said that those worries are an isolated posture. “If there were ‘apprehensions from Argentina, they should be being discussed and resolved inside the channels of communication established by the Regional Regime of Safeguards in force in the two countries”, said.

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