Falklands: UN chief calls on UK and Argentina for calm
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called on Argentina and the UK to avoid an "escalation" in tensions over the disputed Falkland Islands. His appeal came as Argentina's foreign minister made an official complaint to the UN about the UK's "militarisation" in the South Atlantic. Last month the UK said it was sending one of its newest Royal Navy destroyers to the region. The two countries went to war in 1982 over the British overseas territory. 'Colonial holdover'Mr Ban's office said in a statement that the UN secretary general had "expressed the hope that the governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom will avoid an escalation of this dispute and resolve differences peacefully and through dialogue". The UK says it is only carrying out routine operations in the South Atlantic, off Argentina's east coast. The HMS Dauntless, which is due to arrive off the Falklands in March, is among the largest and most powerful of the UK's air defence destroyers.
The UK has too much power in the South Atlantic ? Who's fault is that, again ? Nothing compared to Chile. They could really kick some regional arse !
Well according to the latest New York rant from Timerman, there's been a ''four-fold increase'' in British military presence in the Falklands over the past few months, we're using the islands to control access to the Indian Ocean (???), and they get their defence intelligence from the Daily Mail which claims Britain may have sent a SSN to the area (which he claims leaves us in breach of a regional pact which we are not even a signatory of).