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Argentina has protested against Britain’s act to name an area of Antarctica, Queen Elizabeth Land.

Argentina has protested against Britain’s imperialistic move to name a large area of Antarctica, which has long been claimed by the South American nation as its own, as Queen Elizabeth Land.

Argentina’s protest came in the form of a note to British ambassador in Buenos Aires John Freeman, criticizing Britain’s “anachronistic imperialist ambitions that hark back to ancient practices.”

The formal note also included Argentina’s “firmest rejection of the recently announced pretension of the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of naming an area of the Argentine Antarctic sector.”

The Argentinean government accused London of breaking the terms of the Antarctic treaty that was signed in 1959 in Washington DC by 50 nations, including Britain and Argentina, to safeguard the Antarctic from territorial disputes by guaranteeing freedom of scientific investigation and banning military activity on the continent.

The land Britain now named Queen Elizabeth Land has long been claimed by Argentina as its own.

The Antarctic territory was named after the British Queen as a gift from the Home Office to mark her Diamond Jubilee during her unusual cabinet meeting appearance on December 18.

The land renamed after the Queen is almost double the size of Britain at 169,000 square miles.

Argentina claims Britain has also illegally occupied several others of its territories in the South Atlantic including the South Georgias, Sandwich islands and the Malvinas [Falkland Islands] that Buenos Aires claims Britain has illegally occupied.

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  • Dervisher

    She’s quite good at biting her tongue though,i’m guessing her husband is a good mentor.

  • Zharkov

    The “Queen” may as well re-name the Moon as long as she is hallucinating about her grandeur.

    We can only hope that the illegal act of Britain in extending the royal “Cult of Personality” into Antarctica will help the rest of the world discover how useless are the U.N. and its treaties.

    The “Queen” has no authority to re-name anything other than Britain, and very little authority even to do that much, as her German heritage is well-known and has always been an imposition upon the British people.

    Let’s reject her suggestion with the boorish yawn which it deserves.

  • Klytus

    Continue torturing the traitor?

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