Javier Milei: Argentina has ‘non-negotiable’ sovereignty over Falklands
The Telegraph says Javier Milei, the Argentinian president-elect, believes the Falkland Islands belong to his country – but says the islanders must have a say in their future.
Mr Milei is less hostile to Britain than Alberto Fernandez, his Left-wing predecessor, who demanded immediate negotiations to end what he called an “anachronistic colonial situation” on the islands.
Argentina has claimed the Falklands since its independence in the 19th century, and failed to seize them by force during the 1982 Falklands War.
Mr Milei lauded Margaret Thatcher, who is still reviled in Argentina for ordering the sinking of the General Belgrano, as one of “the great leaders in the history of humanity” during his campaign. The remark was condemned by war veterans and Sergio Massa, his main presidential rival.