December 13, 2013
'No reason to worry about US-Argentine relations,' says Argüello
The Argentine Ambassador to the US, Jorge Argüello, assured today that despite reactions to trade barriers put up this week by the US to Argentina, there was “nothing to worry about” regarding the relationship between the countries.
“There is nothing to worry about; it is a moment that we will work through, and meanwhile strive to better the bilateral relations between the countries,” Argüello said prior to participating in a seminar on the Malvinas Islands in the Congress.
The ambassador further commented that the tension felt over the matter were “just little noises that are produced” in any relationship and said that it was “totally normal.”
On Monday, US President Barack Obama announced that he was suspending trade benefits for Argentina because of the South American country's failure to pay more than $300 million in compensation awards in two disputes involving American investors.
In response, the Argentine Foreign office deemed the measures “incomprehensible and unilateral” in “reducing commercial benefits.”