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Argentina blasts David Cameron for ‘provacative’ Falklands visit | World | News

Argentina blasts David Cameron for ‘provacative’ Falklands visit | World | News

Lord Cameron’s visit to the Falkland Islands has been criticised as a provocation by a firebrand governor of Argentina. The former prime minister’s visit is the first by a member of the Cabinet since then defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon’s trip in 2016. Britain’s top diplomat visited the self-governing overseas territory – referred to as Las Malvinas in Argentina – to underline the UK’s support and commitment to the islands’ defence. Gustavo Melella, governor of the Tierra del Fuego province which according to Buenos Aires, includes the country’s portion of Antarctica and the Falkland Islands, wrote on X: “We will not stand for it. “The presence of David Cameron on our Malvinas Islands constitutes a new British provocation and seeks to diminish our legitimate sovereignty claims over our territories and maintain colonialism in the 21st century.” The islands, which lie about 300 miles (480 kilometers) off South America and 8,000 miles (13,000 kilometers) from Britain, have long been a source of tension between Argentina and the UK. Argentina argues the islands were illegally seized from …