Argentina Vows to Control Falklands

Falkland Islands mapThe Falkland Islands will be back under Argentine control within “20 years”, the country’s Foreign Minister Hector Timerman has said.

On a visit to London, he claimed “not one” other nation supported UK sovereignty of the Falklands.  Mr Timerman said Britain had “occupied” the islands for “access to oil and natural resources”.

Mr Timerman was confronted by elected representatives of the Falkland Islands in the House of Commons Lobby on Tuesday but he refused to accept a letter about the future of the Islands or to talk to the representatives.  He was in the Commons to address the All Party Group on Argentina.

A referendum on the Falkland Islands political status will be held in March.

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