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The Falklands – Again

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office report that yesterday the Argentinean President Cristina Kirchner asked the UK to open negotiations on the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands. The response from the Foreign Office Minister of State for Latin America, Jeremy Browne was as follows:

We have no doubt about our sovereignty over the Falkland Islands. The principle of self determination as set out in the UN charter applies. There cannot be negotiation on sovereignty unless and until the Falkland Islanders so wish.

There was nothing wishy-washy about that response.

Hat Tip: Norman Geras via his Tweet.