Friday, October 31, 2014
In a letter, CFK urges Obama to explain whether US official Nancy Soderberg is also Co-Chair of AFTA vulture lobbying group
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and US President Barack Obama (file photo).
In a harsh letter, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today urged US President Barack Obama to explain whether "Nancy Soderberg, the person you have appointed as Chair of the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB), which reports directly to the Government of the United States of America, is also the Co-Chair of the American Task Force Argentina (ATFA), an entity specifically created to attack and slander the Argentine Republic and its President."
The president added that if this was confirmed "it would have grave implications for relations between our two countries."
"May I inform you that Nancy Soderberg, the Co-Chair of ATFA, has conducted a defamatory and slanderous campaign of unprecedented proportions against the people and authorities of my country and specifically against myself, with a view to damaging the Argentine Republic for the benefit of a handful of vulture funds that seek to make exorbitant profits while curtailing the sovereign right of my country to restructure its external debt," the letter went on.
"Relations between our governments would also suffer if ATFA’s Nancy Soderberg were the same person advising you on national security affairs, as Elliott Management Corp. manages the vulture fund NML Capital, which is also domiciled in the Cayman Islands and has led an international judicial harassment campaign against my countryk," the president warned.