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Argument: Britain never relinquished its claim to the Falklands

Issue Report: Falkland Islands, return of

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“The Argentine Seizure Of The Malvinas (Falkland) Islands”, History and Diplomacy. Global Security. 1987 – “The British never relinquished their claim to the Islands when they abandoned Port Egmont in 1774. Proof lies in the plaque which was left behind.”

“…Britain had protested the Government of Buenos Aires’ 1828 appointment of Louis Vernet as governor of the Islands and asserted at that time that the British Crown had not permanently abandoned the Islands when they left them in 1774.”