Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
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President Fernandez questions British rule in Falklands

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has demanded that Britain enter negotiations over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands, citing history and geography as reasons why Argentina has a claim to the region.

The Argentine president spoke of the distance between Britain and the islands, asking "How can it be claimed that, 14,000 kilometres (8,700 miles) away, it can be part of the British territory?"

President Fernandez was addressing the UN Committee on Decolonisation on the 30th anniversary of the UK territory's liberation from Argentine occupation.

  • 15 Jun 2012
  • From the section UK
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