Argentine leader claims Falklands a NATO nuclear base

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Argentine President Cristina Kirchner (C) leaves an event on March 20, 2014Argentine President Cristina Kirchner claimed Wednesday that the Falkland Islands serve as a nuclear base for the NATO alliance in the South Atlantic. The islands, she said, “constitute a NATO military nuclear base in the South Atlantic — this is the truth that they can’t continue to hide.” Kirchner, who has a track record of controversial statements about the islands, said the British military manages its entire South Atlantic deployment and its electronic intelligence systems from there. “With regard to nuclear weapons, the UK’s position is clear,” said a Foreign Office statement.

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