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BRUSSELS – Britain and Argentina are clashing again in their long-running dispute over the Falkland Islands, this time at an international summit in Brussels.
The remote islands in the South Atlantic are claimed by both countries, which fought a war over them in 1982 after Argentinian troops invaded. Argentina calls them the Islas Malvinas.
In Brussels, British Prime Minister David Cameron recalled that people living on the islands had voted overwhelmingly in a referendum in 2013 to remain a British territory and said their wishes should be respected. A British government statement Thursday said "the Prime Minister robustly defended the Falklands and the Islanders' right to self-determination."
Cameron's stance came after Argentina's foreign minister raised the issue during dinner at a summit of European Union, Latin America and Caribbean nations.