No 10 denies Falklands militarisation
Downing Street has denied Argentinian claims Britain is militarising in the South Atlantic.
Argentina had made clear it would complain to the United Nations about Britain’s increasing “militarisation” of the Falkland Islands. President Cristina Fernandez said the deployment of Prince William to the islands, coupled with the presence of the destroyer ship HMS Dauntless, was “a grave danger to international security”.
In response, the Prime Minister's spokesman said: "The people of the Falklands choose to be British. Their right to self-determination is a principle that is enshrined in the UN charter. The Falklands were already discussed by a UN committee (on decolonisation) and it is up to the Argentines obviously if they are going to raise it at the UN but the principles of the UN charter remain the same, and that is the principle of self-determination. We are not militarising the South Atlantic."