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Argentina seeks sanctions against oil firms drilling near disputed Falkland Islands

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Argentine government has begun a process of sanctioning many foreign companies accusing them of illegally drilling oil in conflicted areas near the UK-controlled Falkland Islands, which also claims sovereignty.

State Secretary of Energy Dario Martinez called reporters Wednesday (7) that he would sanction UK-based Chrysaor Holdings, Harbor Energy, and Israeli company Navitas Petroleum, previously sanctioned between 2011 and 2015. He said he would add another eight companies.

Argentina and Britain have long argued over sovereignty of the Falkland Islands, which Argentina calls the Malvinas. The conflict caused a short war in 1982, killing . . .

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