Argentina warns the UK over Falklands military drill

Argentina has to this day refused to recognize British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands and refers to it as "occupied Argentine territory".

Argentina warns the UK over Falklands military drill

World Bulletin / News Desk

As the UK prepares to hold a number of military drills in the Falkland Islands next week, Argentina has said that the drill will amount to a 'hostile act'.

Buenos Aires summonded the UK ambassador, warning him that the Latin American country will protest against the drill.

The UK, on the other hand, claimed that the drills are merely routine.

The Argentine embassy in London said in a statement that the drill was a "disregard for United Nations resolutions, which call on both parties to resume negotiations over sovereignty and refrain from introducing unilateral modifications in the situation as long as the dispute persists."

Argentina has to this day refused to recognize British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands and refers to it as "occupied Argentine territory".

An Argentine invasion of the islands was repelled in 1982 when the armies of the two countries engaged in direct conflict, leavine 255 British soldiers and 650 Argentine soldiers dead.

Last Mod: 12 Nisan 2014, 15:01
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