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Argentina hits back at David Cameron over colonialism jibe

The Guardian, 19 January 2012
Publié le : 19 janvier 2012
 Nicholas Watt 

Britain and Argentina have revived the rhetoric of the 1980s after David Cameron accused Buenos Aires of adopting a colonial attitude towards the Falkland Islands.

Amid growing tensions ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Argentinian invasion, the prime minister said he called a meeting of Britain's national security council (NSC) on Tuesday, mainly to discuss the islands.

Afterwards, William Hague, the foreign secretary, flew off of a pre-arranged visit to Brazil to raise Britain's concerns over Argentina.

Britain is prepared to increase its military presence in the South Atlantic if Argentina embarks on further provocative measures, though this is seen as highly unlikely.

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