Milei criticizes the withdrawal of the Spanish ambassador in Buenos Aires: “It is nonsense typical of an arrogant socialist” | Spain

Milei criticizes the withdrawal of the Spanish ambassador in Buenos Aires: “It is nonsense typical of an arrogant socialist” | Spain
Milei criticizes the withdrawal of the Spanish ambassador in Buenos Aires: “It is nonsense typical of an arrogant socialist” | Spain

The diplomatic crisis between Spain and Argentina worsens day by day. This Tuesday, Javier Milei harshly attacked the decision of the Spanish Executive to withdraw its ambassador from the Latin American country. “It is nonsense typical of an arrogant socialist,” declared the Argentine president on the LN+ television channel. “He is so fatally arrogant that regarding a personal problem, in a phrase that had no names, he felt alluded to, then the problem belongs to Mr. Pedro Sánchez, and from there he makes an absolutely meaningless diplomatic escalation,” he added. “Does he think he is the State? That is very totalitarian, it is very socialist,” Milei continued. Spain has permanently withdrawn its ambassador in Buenos Aires following Milei’s statements in Spain last Sunday.

Hours earlier, the ultra president had refused to apologize for his words at a Vox rally in Madrid on Sunday, when he called Begoña Gómez “corrupt.” “I am not going to apologize from any point of view. How am I going to apologize if I was the one attacked? “The Argentine president said last night in the first interview after his return to Buenos Aires. Milei pointed out that his words were a response to the numerous attacks from the socialist Executive. “He is so cowardly that he needed to send me to beat him for women. It is something of fierce cowardice,” she stated in reference to the criticism launched by some ministers of the Spanish Government against the statements of the Argentine leader last weekend.

Milei accused Sánchez of having authoritarian traits for having turned a personal problem—the lawsuit for private corruption and influence peddling against his wife—into a diplomatic conflict. Without presenting any evidence, the Argentine president accused the head of the Spanish Executive of trying to influence the judicial investigation: “Today the whole world is talking about the woman’s corruption case and that he is involved in it due to influence peddling. As if all this were not enough, they pressed a judge. Who is the totalitarian when he puts a personal problem to dynamite the relationship between two countries?

According to the Argentine president, Sánchez’s decision to recall the Spanish ambassador in Buenos Aires, María Jesús Alonso Jiménez, is part of a political strategy to divert attention. “She has problems in Spain and she needs to polarize,” Milei stressed. This strategy, according to Milei, is coordinated with the toughest Argentine opposition, which the president also considers responsible for having generated this crisis between the two executives. “What is happening in Spain is not independent of the actions of Kirchnerism here. [La reacción en España] It is promoted from Kirchnerism here. “It is coordinated with Kirchnerism,” he stated.

As an example of this supposed coordination, Milei used the statements made against him by the second vice president of the Spanish Government, Yolanda Díaz; and by the head of Science, Innovation and Universities, Diana Morant. “Do you know how I saw them coming? I said: ‘They are looking for this kind of provocation to accuse me of being a misogynist,’ she launched during the interview.

For Milei, one of Sánchez’s advisors is his predecessor in the presidency of the republic, the Peronist Alberto Fernández. “The inferiority complex that Mr. Pedro Sánchez has against me… the psychologist who is recommending Alberto Fernández to recommend him to Pedro Sánchez so that he matures. And that he also recommend a good lawyer for Begoña because she has a lot of cases where she is suspected of influence peddling,” the Argentine president said this Tuesday.

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This is not the first diplomatic clash between Spain and Argentina since Milei took power. At the beginning of May, the Spanish Minister of Transport, Óscar Puente, suggested that the new Argentine president had consumed narcotics, to which the Casa Rosada responded with a very harsh statement in which it disqualified the Government of Pedro Sánchez. Then, however, Puente expressed lukewarm repentance and Argentina closed the incident.

Despite the tension, Milei assured that the link between Spain and Argentina is safe and “will never be broken” no matter what happens between the two Executives. “The relationship is not built by the leaders, it is built by the people,” she stressed.

Milei plans to return to Spain within a month, on June 21, to collect the award that the Juan de Mariana Institute has granted him, and the Government of Pedro Sánchez may not give him the facilities that it has granted him on this trip.

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