19 Oct 2010

Mercosur protests over Falklands missile testing

7:53 pm on 19 October 2010

The group of South American countries known as Mercosur has protested to Britain in the strongest terms over military missile tests in the Falkland Islands.

Argentina, which lays claim to the islands it calls Las Malvinas, describes the tests as a serious breach of international maritime law, the BBC reports.

Britain says it has only carried out routine military exercises.