ARGENTINE LEADER CLAIMS FALKLANDS A NATO NUCLEAR BASE

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BUENOS AIRES: Argentine President Cristina Kirchner claimed Wednesday that the Falkland Islands serve as a nuclear base for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance in the South Atlantic. Argentina, which calls the archipelago the Malvinas, claims the British overseas possession as its own, and fought a brief but bloody war for it in 1982. The islands, she said, “constitute a NATO military nuclear base in the South Atlantic — this is the truth that they can’t continue to hide.” She alleged the archipelago is “among the most militarized areas in the world,” saying some 1,500 soldiers and 2,000 civilian military personnel are stationed there amid a population of just 1,000.

AFP

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