LONDON – The British government is not amused by an Argentine TV advertisement filmed in the Falkland Islands that reasserts Buenos Aires’ claims to the islands.
The ad shows Argentina field hockey captain Fernando Zylberberg training in Port Stanley, the islands’ capital, to prepare for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
The ad says: “To compete on British soil, we train on Argentinian soil.”
British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Friday said Argentina had suffered some setbacks recently in President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s diplomatic offensive on the disputed islands, which Argentina calls “Las Malvinas.”
Hague told Sky Television: “I think what is happening is they are looking for one or two stunts to try and make up for that or save a bit of pride somehow.”