British PM urges Argentina to respect Falklands vote
LONDON (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday urged Argentina to respect the wishes of the Falkland Islanders after they voted overwhelmingly in a referendum to remain a British territory.
Before the result, Buenos Aires had dismissed the vote as meaningless in international law, saying it would not affect its claims on the South Atlantic archipelago.
But Mr Cameron said the 99.8 per cent "yes" vote, on a turnout of 92 per cent, was "the clearest possible result there could be" and Argentina should respect that.
"They should take careful note of this result. The Falkland Islanders couldn't have spoken more clearly," he said in a statement.