New government, same claim over Falklands in Argentina

Veterans of the 1982 Falklands War between Great Britain and Argentina, take part in a protest outside the Argentinian Supreme Court in Buenos Aires on June 16, 2015Argentina’s new conservative government affirmed on Sunday that it will continue to press the country’s claims to the Falkland Islands, which Britain insists that it owns. Britain and Argentina fought a two-month long war over the archipelago in 1982, in which 649 Argentinian servicemen and 255 British were killed. “Argentina renews its firm commitment to peacefully settling its differences, to international law and multilateralism, the foreign ministry under the country’s new president, Mauricio Macri, said in a statement.

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