Argentina has accused Britain of wanting to intimidate the people of the Falkland Islands on Friday after Buenos Aires announced that it would take legal action against companies involved in oil exploration in the disputed territory of the South Atlantic.
Tensions between the two countries are increasing as we approach the thirtieth anniversary of the invasion of Argentina in the Falklands, sparking a 10-week conflict that killed 650 Argentines and 255 British soldiers.
A spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron described Argentina’s decision as “regrettable” and the Foreign Ministry said that the Falklands had the right to develop its petroleum resources without interference.
Argentina asserts that the exploration and drilling are illegal because it is a disputed area. So far it remains unclear what type of legal action will be taken. (FL)