Britain is “ready and willing” to defend the Falkland Islands, Reuters reported British Prime Minister David Cameron as warning Argentina on Thursday. In a speech to commemorate the 1982 British victory over Argentina, The Prime Minister accused Argentina’s government of “aggression” and said there would be “absolutely no negotiation” over sovereignty of the tiny islands, about 300 miles off the Argentine coast. Tensions between the two countries have escalated in recent months, especially since British companies started to carry out offshore oil exploration. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has reasserted claims to the scattered islands, known in Spanish as Las Malvinas.
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