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Argentina keen to rattle cage, says Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said "insinuations" by Argentina that the UK sent a nuclear-armed submarine to the South Atlantic are "baseless".

Tensions have been rising in recent months between the two countries over the future of the Falkland Islands.

Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman reportedly told a summit that an "extra-regional power" had sent the submarine to the area.

Mr Clegg told the BBC's Damian Grammaticas that Argentina seemed "keen to rattle the cage in any way they can".

  • 27 Mar 2012
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