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World Briefing / Chile

Britain dismisses Falklands demand

March 29, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Britain dismissed a new Argentine demand for sovereignty talks over the disputed Falkland Islands, saying the issue was not up for discussion.

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner demanded the talks when she met British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on the sidelines of a pre-G-20 summit in the Chilean coastal resort of Vina del Mar.

Her call came a day after Brown said publicly that he would not discuss the issue.

Britain took back the South Atlantic islands in a 1982 war after they were occupied by Argentine forces.

Argentina's ill-fated Falklands campaign is widely seen as a mistake by the discredited military dictatorship ruling at the time, but many Argentines see the islands as theirs.

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