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Argentina renews Falklands claim

April 3, 2008 at 12:28 AM   |   Comments

BUENOS AIRES, April 3 (UPI) -- Argentina again staked its claim to the Falkland Islands Wednesday, saying it would not abandon hope of regaining them from Britain, federal officials said.

President Cristina Kirchner said during a Veterans Day and Victims of the South Atlantic War remembrance that the efforts of those Argentine troops who lost their lives in the short-lived war with Britain over the islands must not be forgotten, La Nacion reported online.

Argentina's former dictatorship launched an unsuccessful attack on the islands in 1982, a 73-day war that left 650 Argentines and 250 British dead.

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