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Argentina condemns UK military drills in the Malvinas Islands

Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman during a press conference held today at Government House.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman today condemned in a press conference new military exercises the United Kingdom is set to undertake in the disputed territory of the Malvinas Islands.

"It's a new act of colonial aggression," the Minister stressed adding Argentina will file a complaint with the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and the UN Special Committee on Decolonization, among other international agencies.

"The Malvinas occupation is nothing more than an excuse of Great Britain to establish a powerful military base there," Timerman said at the Government House.

Last year, the Argentine government also condemned UK military drills in Malvinas considering them an act of provocation and also filed a complaint with the United Nations.

On April, 2013, London carried out military maneuvers on the day of Margaret Thatcher's ceremonial funeral and justified its presence on the islands "only through military might."

The statement from the Argentine government read: The drills "are a new show of contempt from Britain for the resolutions of the United Nations, which call for both sides to resume negotiations on sovereignty and to abstain from introducing unilateral changes to the situation as long as the dispute continues, as well as a new provocation against Argentina."

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