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Obama refuses to back local inhabitants over Falklands
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[quote:GeordieLegend:MV8yMTQ4MjMwXzM2Mjk1MDA4XzI2RjdFRjVD] Of course the people there will want to remain British - they are British. It's like asking the Argentinians if they want to remain Argentinian or if they'd like to now be Bolivian. What other outcome will there be? ...plus the 30% inflation rate in Argentina is a bit of a bummer... It's got fuck-all to do with Obama anyway... [/quote]
A FRESH transatlantic row has blown up after the US said it will not recognise next month’s Falklands referendum.
The 3,000 islanders are expected to overwhelmingly back remaining British in a historic poll on March 10.
David Cameron ordered the vote in a bid to silence Argentina’s claim to the territories. But in a brutal snub, the US Government has said its neutrality over the islands’ sovereignty will not change — effectively branding the result irrelevant.
The news has infuriated No 10, threatening to overshadow new US Secretary of State John Kerry’s first official visit to London on Monday to meet Foreign Secretary William Hague.
A senior Foreign Office source said: “We hope that all countries reflect on the outcome of the referendum and how it might affect their attitude to Argentine bullying of the Falkland Islanders.”
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