Falkland Isands have sought for clarity from the UK concerning the ruling the that the international commission made which has left the island being surrounded by Argentina’s territorial waters.
The decision is yet to be finalized and is as a result of a request from Argentina that was made in 2009 that its maritime territory be expanded and includes the islands which are referred to as Malvinas.
That would make its waters in the South Atlantic Ocean to increase by 35%.
The area has the potential of producing oil.
The UK government on the other hand has downplayed the commission’s ruling.
The PM’s official spokeswoman stated that they are yet to get details contained in the report. She expounded that committee is an advisory one and only makes recommendations which are not legally binding.
The Foreign Office has said that the UK government does not doubt in any way the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.
The Falkland Islands’ government said the UN did not make changes in sovereignty in areas where the territory is disputed.
The Commission in its reports notes that UK and Argentina have been disputing over the islands and even went into war in 1982 over the same.
Tuesday marks the anniversary of the ordering of the naval task force to the Falkland Islands by the then prime minister, Margaret Thatcher.
The Falkland Islands have been under the control of UK since 1833 and majority of the 3,000 citizens want them to be British overseas territory.
Most of the islanders are concerned by the claim from Argentina as well as the potential problems that may arise due to the oil exploration industry coming in.