Daily Express: Argentina 'watching Brexit closely' amid fears EU may DROP support for British Falklands21 April 2017 | 04:12 | FOCUS News Agency
The bitter conflict resulted in the deaths of 649 Argentinian and 255 British servicemen, with the UK retaining the territory.
But 35 years on, Argentina are paying close attention to Brexit negotiations, claiming the two-year exit process could see Europe’s defence of Britain’s sovereignty over the island fail.
Asked if Brexit could have an impact on the Falklands dispute, foreign minister Susana Malcorra claimed officials were following the negotiations “carefully”.
She said: "The European Union, through its agreements, is connected very closely and strongly to the United Kingdom.
"It could be that things change there. But I think it is still quite early.
“Brexit is just starting and there are many issues. We are following it carefully."
A spokesman for the EU's foreign policy service refused to comment on claims the bloc might change its policy on the Falklands.
It comes after the bloc were accused of using British owned Gibraltar as a “political pawn” after the EU chiefs gave Spain the ability to veto any trade agreement secured with Britain from applying to the Rock.
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