RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Argentine government, on Thursday, April 29, protested the launching of Rapier missiles from the Falkland Islands by the United Kingdom, a country with which it disputes sovereignty over the South Atlantic archipelago, known in Spanish as the Malvinas.
According to a statement from the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the United Kingdom - which has held sovereignty over the islands, claimed by Argentina, since 1833 - initiated between Monday and Wednesday of this week "military maneuvers in illegitimately occupied Argentine territory", which included the launching of"missiles.
"These maneuvers constitute an unjustified show of force and once . . .
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