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Obama refuses to back local inhabitants over Falklands
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 35718390:MV8yMTQ4MjMwXzM2NTY3NTM4XzNFNEQxMTk2] i think youll find there arnt many people in england who give a fuck what obama says or thinks imho his stance against the wishes of the people who live there isnt very american is it? does obama have the same stance with the people of scotland,who are also near to vote on the same issue? [/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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