The Argentine Government believes that it is Spain that should apologize “sincerely” for the insults against Milei


The Minister of the Interior of Argentina, Guillermo Francos, stated this Sunday that the president of the country, Javier Milei, should not apologize for calling Begoña Gómez, wife of the president of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, “corrupt”, statements that have been led Spain to call the ambassador in Argentina, María Jesús Alonso, for consultations ‘sine die’, and has demanded a public apology.

“I don’t know why there is so much offense. I don’t feel like I have to apologize. It’s not appropriate,” Francos declared during an interview with the Argentine television channel Todo Noticias (TN), where he also assured that Milei had not mentioned any member of the Spanish Government and that the first insults have come from him.

In that sense, he recalled that Sánchez supported the presidential candidate Sergio Massa during the campaign; that the Spanish Minister of Transport, Óscar Puente, accused Milei of “consuming substances”; that the Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities, Diana Morant, assured that the Argentine president is an example of a “denialist model” that “attacks democracy itself”; and that the second vice president and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, expressed in December that Milei “returned with cuts and authoritarianism.”

“I don’t think there is a crisis with Spain, in any case there is a discussion with the president. I remember the election campaign when Sánchez dedicated a spot to Sergio Massa. I don’t know why he is complaining now. It seems that he is upset because Milei went to a public event invited by an opposition political party,” he stated.

“I don’t know if the Spanish Government should interrupt its diplomatic relations with Argentina, it makes no sense. In any case, it is a cross between two presidents who have sympathy,” added the Argentine minister.

Along the same lines, the spokesperson for the Government of Argentina, Manuel Adorni, has expressed the opinion that the Spanish Government should “reflect” and apologize “sincerely” for insulting Milei. “They treated him as a hater, as a denier, as a ‘substance ingester’, as an authoritarian, as anti-democratic and as being ‘very bad’ people. Hopefully at some point they will reflect and apologize sincerely. The end,” Adorni posted on his account. from social network X.

The Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, announced this Sunday the call for consultations ‘sine die’ of the ambassador, while threatening additional measures if there is no public apology from Milei, who is still in Madrid.

Albares has announced the measure in an institutional statement without questions from the Moncloa Complex, in which he has reproached Milei for having surpassed “any type of political and ideological difference” with his statements.

During his speech at the Vox event at the Vistalegre Palace ‘Europa Viva 24’, Milei referred to Sánchez’s wife. “They don’t know what type of society and country socialism can produce and what kind of people screwed in power and what levels of abuse it can generate. Even if the wife is corrupt, let’s say dirty, and takes five days to think about it” , he commented.