#AceNewsServices – ARGENTINA – FALKLAND ISLANDS – April 12 – Argentina has accused the UK of provocation over plans to hold military exercises in the Falkland Islands.
It said drills by British forces would include missile launches and were part of a “pattern” of “hostile acts”.
The British ambassador in Buenos Aires has been summoned by Argentina’s deputy foreign minister, who will protest over the “new show of military force”.
The UK Foreign Office dismissed the claims as “fanciful” and said next week’s exercises were “routine”.
Argentina lays claim to the islands, which it calls Las Malvinas, and said the UK planned to conduct the exercises on “occupied Argentine territory” between 14 and 27 April.
A spokesman for the Argentine embassy in London said: “This action is a new example of UK’s 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.”
Read More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26999735
Time Line of Events leading up to the War – Thirty years ago Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, which had been held by Britain for 150 years, leading to a short but bloody war.
In the two months of fighting that followed, 255 British and about 650 Argentine servicemen were killed, along with three Falklands civilians, before Argentine forces surrendered.
Argentina still claims sovereignty over the islands, which it calls Las Malvinas.
Here are the key dates in the conflict too many to list so read more of the events at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17444526
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