Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Falkland Islands War the Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner delivered a speech at the cenotaph in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, paying tribute to the 649 Argentines who died during the 1982 war and all Argentine veterans.
According to a report from the Buenos Aires Herald, Mrs Kirchner said: "We are here to recognize the brave men that today can show their medals which were won with honour on the battlefield, as well to those young kids who without any proper training gave their lives for this nation and always marched toward the enemy and bravely faced their fears."
"We are not here to commemorate war. War only brings poverty, violence, and makes things go backwards. Nothing good comes out of war. We just want a more just and peaceful world for everybody.
At the same time, the Head of State reinforced that idea of the UK being "totally absurd to claim sovereignty over a territory that's more than 14,000 kilometres from them."
Commenting on the statement made by Prime Minister David Cameron to the British media, she said, "
"I've heard the statements made by the Primer Minister this morning saying that Argentine forces came to steal the islanders freedom, and I thought He is obviously not aware that back then, the Argentine people's freedom was also taken captive by the military Junta. It was a war pushed by a military coup; it was not the Argentine people who decided to go on to war. But since 1983 the people of Argentina chose to be a peaceful and democratic nation."
Later in her speech she said: "on Friday I personally sent a letter to the International Red Cross so the UK can collaborate in the identification those dead men from either side that yet remain unidentified as I believe that every mother in this world has the right to mourn their fallen kids."