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Response to hack89 (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 02:41 PM

18. I don't know about that. Argentina may be more willing to negotiate now.

Argentina's interests in the Falklands have long been economic. They wanted control of the islands so they could have control over the continental shelf and the resources that come along with it. If the UK EEZ was valid, it cut Argentina's territorial claims by more than half.

Argentina just won its big prize. Whether or not it gets the islands themselves, it now has legal control over the EEZ that it has been seeking since the 1970's. Because the dispute is no longer about control over the seafloor resources, both Argentina and the UK may be more willing to negotiate an end to the dispute over the islands.

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