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New UK Government Reaffirms Support for Falklands

New UK Government Reaffirms Support for Falklands
London reaffirmed British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands by rejecting a call on 14 May from Argentine President Cristina Kirchner to new Prime Minister David Cameron to halt all oil exploration in the waters around the Falklands. On 18 May, Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne MP said there œcannot be negotiation on sovereignty unless and until the Falkland Islanders so wish, following a statement by the Argentinean President.  This was followed on 19 May by a ˜Note Verbal™ from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office challenging the legality of recent attempts by Cristina Kirchner™s government to hamper the free flow of shipping between the Islands and the continent.  (Penguin News / MercoPress)
The Note can be read here: Note Verbal handed to the Argentine Charge d™Affairs.

London reaffirmed British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands by rejecting a call on 14 May from Argentine President Cristina Kirchner to new Prime Minister David Cameron to halt all oil exploration in the waters around the Falklands. On 18 May, Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne MP said there œcannot be negotiation on sovereignty unless and until the Falkland Islanders so wish, following a statement by the Argentinean President.  This was followed on 19 May by a ˜Note Verbal™ from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office challenging the legality of recent attempts by Cristina Kirchner™s government to hamper the free flow of shipping between the Islands and the continent.  (Penguin News / MercoPress)

The Note can be read here: