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Argentina slams PM 'colonialism'

Argentina has condemned a statement by David Cameron, who says Britain played a role in "righting a profound wrong" in its 1982 war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands.

The Prime Minister made the remark in a statement marking the 30th anniversary of Argentina's invasion of the islands.

Argentina's Foreign Ministry says his comments reflect "persistent glorification of colonialism".

Argentina maintains a long-standing claim to the islands known in Latin America as "Las Malvinas."

Britain, which has controlled the Falklands since 1833, sent forces to the islanders' defence when Argentine forces invaded on April 2, 1982.

Hundreds died in the war which drove out the Argentine invaders.

The islanders overwhelmingly say they want to remain British.


From Belfast Telegraph