“The aggressiveness present in the British Prime Minister’s words ratify the complaint filed by the Argentine Republic before the United Nations regarding the militarization of the South Atlantic and the possible presence of nuclear weapons brought by the colonial power,” the ministry said in a statement.
The government office also added that the Argentine population “urges Mr. David Cameron not to make use of the peaceful and legitimate claims we make against the usurpation of part of our territory and colonialism as an excuse to maintain the arms industry instead of solving the severe social crisis Europe is going through. People need more employment and less war.”
Britain’s Prime Minister, interviewed by the BBC, was asked if the United Kingdom would be prepared once again to defend the Falkland Islands from Argentine aggression. He responded; “Of course we would and we have strong defences in place on the Falkland islands, that is absolutely key, that we have fast jets stationed there, we have troops stationed on the Falklands.”
Argentina’s “peaceful and legitimate” claims have so far led it to attempt two invasions of the archipelago – 1832 and 1982. British claims to the Islands go back to 1765, while Argentina asserts that it inherited the Spanish claim on its independence in 1816. Argentina’s claim has little foundation in international law.
Thirty years after the Falklands war ended with another defeat for Argentina’s colonial aspirations, the Government of Cristina Fernandez has grown increasingly belligerent on the subject and has initiated an illegal blockade of the Falklands; affecting the tourist industry; equipment for the fledgling oil industry and even supplies of fresh food.