Hector Timerman, Argentina’s foreign minister, accused the UK of behaving in ‘an aggressive fashion’ and having ‘no moral authority’ to lay claim to the Falklands.
And he vowed that Argentina will continue to battle to reclaim what it calls the Malvinas, dismissing Britain as the ‘lion roars but does not inspire fear any more’.
Tensions between London and Buenos Aires escalated in 2013, despite a referendum of Falklanders in March showing 99.7 per cent wanting to remain a UK overseas territory.
The death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who sent warships the South Atltanic after Argentina invaded in 1982, renewed speculation about whether the UK could mount a similar military defence today.
In a Christmas message, David Cameron vowed to counter Argentine claims to the Falklands and attempts to inflict damage on the islands’ economy, adding: ‘Britain will always be ready to defend the Falkland Islands.’
But in a 1,900-word newspaper article entitled 'A peaceful struggle', Mr Timerman claimed the message appeared to forget ‘the peace message that Christmas should inspire’.Read more HERE
"Hey Argentina, be under no illusion the British Lion has plenty of roar left, in fact it is capable of ripping you to shreds. I liken you to a bar drunk that keeps getting pissed and picking fights with a profesional boxer. Remember your navy in the Falklands war, well it ran scared of our submarines, and it will run scared again. Sober up and realise that The Falkland Islands are BRITISH and they will always be BRITISH…End of discussion."