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'Hands off Falklands' paper ad

The Sun has published an open letter advert in an Argentine paper warning the country to keep their "hands off" the Falklands. It is in response to president Cristina Kirchner's call on Britain to hand them over in an open letter ad in The Guardian.

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Falkland Islands in numbers

  • The islands are 7,780 miles from the UK and 1,140 miles from Buenos Aires
  • They've been under British control since 1833, apart from during the 1982 conflict
  • The Falklands conflict lasted 74 days between April and June 1982.

Read: Last week, secret files released by the National Archives under the 30-year-rule showed that then US President Ronald Reagan issued an appeal to Margaret Thatcher to abandon her campaign to retake the Falklands in 1982.

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