FALKLANDS ROW: Now United Nations bureaucrats rule islands ‘lie in Argentine waters’

The ruling follows a 2009 report by Argentina that fixed its territory 200 to 350 miles from its coast, surrounding the archipelago it calls the Malvinas.

The decision by UN bosses could have significant consequences for Buenos Aires’ claim to natural resources in the sea around the disputed island chain.

Argentina’s foreign minister Susana Malcorra last night hailed the “historic” decision.

She said: “This is a historic occasion for Argentina because we’ve made a huge leap in the demarcation of the exterior limit of our continental shelf.

“This reaffirms our sovereignty rights over the resources of our continental shelf.”

And a staggering 99.8 per cent of islanders voted to remain to a British overseas territory in a historic referendum in 2013.

After the declaration, David Cameron said: “The Falkland Islanders have spoken so clearly about their future. I hope other countries will respect this very, very clear result.”

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