April 14th According to a report by the Russian Satellite News Agency on the 14th, the British Foreign Ministry last week informed Argentina that missile tests will be held in the disputed territory of the two countries, the Falklands (Malvinas Islands, British Falkland Islands). Argentina expressed strong opposition to this, calling the British move “unreasonably showing off force”.
The report pointed out that the British military test included the test launch of the “Long Sword” missile, and the specific date has not been determined. After hearing the news, the Argentine government issued a strong protest to the British government and threatened to report the matter to the United Nations and the International Maritime Organization.
“Argentina rejects Britain in its strongest manner, carrying out military acts, especially missile launches, on Argentine territory illegally occupied by Britain.” The Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the tests were “unreasonably showing off force” and contrary to the proposal of the two countries to settle the territorial dispute peacefully through consultation.
The island of Mars is located near the coastline of Argentina, and most of the residents are British citizens. Since the 19th century, the dispute between Britain and Albania over the sovereignty of the Falklands has continued. In April 1982, war broke out between the two countries over the ownership of the region, resulting in the death of 649 Argentine soldiers and 255 British soldiers.