TEHRAN, YJC. Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner has called for Britain to negotiate the status of the Falkland Islands during her annual state of the nation speech to Congress.
The leader pointed out that she would not renounce her diplomatic fight for the Malvinas – the Spanish name for the Falklands – and accused the UK of negotiating with "genocidists,” a military junta that took the reins of power in the 1982 invasion of the islands, killing approximately 30,000 opposition activists.
Kirchner’s move came ahead of a referendum on the Falklands status next Sunday, with the islanders expected to be in favor of maintaining their status as a British Overseas Territory.
Britain sent nuclear submarines to the Falklands - Argentina's Eduardo Zuain
Argentina has accused the UK of sending nuclear-armed submarines to the South Atlantic, after making an official complaint to the UN over the Falklands dispute.
The country’s representative at the UN conference on disarmament, Eduardo Zuain, said that by beefing up its naval presence around the disputed islands London was violating the provisions of a 1967 accord, banning nukes in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The conflict around the archipelago in the South Atlantic has been simmering since Britain regained control over the islands in a brief war with Argentina in 1982.