Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Nuclear row over Falklands as Argentina accuses Britain of deploying weapons to protect Islands

Britain was embroiled in a fresh diplomatic row with Argentina today after being accused of deploying nuclear weapons to protect the Falklands.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg blasted the ‘unfounded, baseless insinuations’ at an international conference.

Mr Clegg was forced to deny that Trident nuclear missiles were being carried aboard a Royal Navy submarine sent to the South Atlantic.

He lashed out after Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman told the Nuclear Security Summit in South Korea that an ‘extra-regional power’ had deployed a sub ‘capable of carrying nuclear weapons’.

Mr Timerman’s inflammatory remarks were intended to goad Britain. Read More