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The Falklands War’s 30-Year Dénouement

On the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War, the British government remains steadfast in its refusal to engage in sovereignty negotiations with Argentina, claiming that the Islanders have a right to self-determination. That position is not only unfriendly, but is also illegal.

GENEVA – In April 1982, the United Kingdom faced the imminent use of force by the Argentine junta in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas). When Sir Anthony Parsons, the UK representative to the United Nations, appeared before the Security Council to call for action, he did not do so “to discuss the rights or wrongs of the very longstanding issue between Great Britain and Argentina over the islands in the South Atlantic.” The British were requesting Security Council action for one reason: “to deter any threat of armed force.”