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Argentina complains to the UN over UK warship

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Argentina complains to the UN over UK warship


Britain’s deployment of a warship to the Falkland Islands has angered Argentina which says it now intends to complain to the United Nations.

Buenos Aires has accused Britain of militarising the South Atlantic by sending the ship. It is also highly critical of the posting of Prince William as a military search-and-rescue pilot to the islands.

Tensions between the two countries have risen ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands war.

Argentine President, Christina Fernandez said there was no other way to interpret it: “They (Britain) are sending a destroyer – that’s what they call it – along with the heir to the throne.”

Recently there have been several anti-British demonstrations in the Argentine capital. Since the 1982 conflict the government there has continued to lay claim to the islands it calls the Malvinas. London has refused to discuss the matter of any change in sovereignty unless the 3,000 islanders want talks to be held.

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