May 25, 2013
UK considers Argentine invasion of Malvinas 'highly unlikely'
The UK’s defence minister Andrew Robathan said he considered an Argentine invasion of the Malvinas Islands “highly unlikely” and the country’s military power “is not the same as it was under General Leopoldo Galtieri” in 1982.
"I think it is highly unlikely that the Argentinians will invade the Malvinas Islands, not least because there is a clause in their constitution I understand which specifically excludes invading the Malvinas Islands by force,” he stated before the House of Commons.
He added, however, that the British government has the capability of reinforcing their military presence on the islands.