May 23, 2013
Cameron: ‘We won’t be intimidated by Argentina’
British Prime Minister David Cameron warned that Britain “will protect” the people of the Malvinas Islands from the “intimidation and threats” of Argentina, which claims sovereignty of the South Atlantic archipelago.
Cameron wrote an editorial in the tabloid The Sun, which referred to the referendum called for today and tomorrow in the southern islands.
Titled “My View”, the Prime Minister wrote that 31 years ago "British forces liberated the Falklands (Malvinas), showing remarkable courage and determination. 255 (British) soldiers lost their lives.”
“We will never forget the ultimate sacrifice they made. We have shown that we will not be intimidated, we will defend our interests, and that, above all, defend what we believe is right,” Cameron said in a threatening tone.
On today's referendum, the British leader said: “Today falklanders (Malvinas islanders) will make their voices heard.”
"Argentina can still threatening, intimidating fishing vessels, threatening companies doing trade with the islands, choking the islanders’ income. But while the islanders want to remain British, we will always be there to protect them,” continued the UK’s premier to then conclude, “You have my word on it.”