The UN publicly apologized to Spain and announced that it will modify its website to correct an "error" in the description of the "Guernica", which referred to the work of Pablo Picasso as "a protest art against the atrocities of the Republic during the Spanish Civil War".
"it Is obviously a horrible error when you take into account what really happened in "Guernica", noted the spokesman of the organization Stephane Dujarric, during his press conference daily.
This weekend, the PSOE had asked through the networks, a rectification of that description , driven also through a collection of signatures of the platform to a New Culture.
The text in question appeared in the web page in which the United Nations gives an account of the works of art and other gifts from member States that has exposed, at its headquarters.
This Monday, Dujarric announced that after receiving news of the problem during the weekend, all that web site has been temporarily removed while performing the "a necessary correction" and to allow "a full review" of all its contents.
"we Regret the error and move our apologies to the people and Government of Spain ," said the spokesman, who insisted that it was all a "mistake" without any "bad intent" or "ulterior motives".
"we Know perfectly well that the republicans were the victims , and not the perpetrators," he said of the bombing suffered by the town of biscay of Guernica on 26 April 1937, carried out by aircraft of the Legion Condor German, who fought in the Civil War on the side of the nationalists.
The spokesman admitted that the "error" probably appeared on the web for "two or three years ago" without being detected .
After having knowledge of the matter, the mission of Spain to the United Nations asked the organisation immediate rectification, as indicated Efe diplomatic sources.
via Twitter, the Spanish mission noted that, "in short, it will be available a new review in line with the historical truthUpdated Date: 19 September 2019, 08:00