U.S. wanted to hand the Falklands to Argentina secret papers reveal on the 30th anniversary of war beginning
- Secretary of State ‘tried to strike a deal that would have seen the UK hand over power’
America secretly backed Argentina’s demands for sovereignty over the Falkland Islands in the weeks before the Royal Navy joined the battle in 1982.
Papers released to mark the 30th anniversary of Argentina’s invasion of the territory today show that then U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig privately tried to strike a deal that would have seen the UK hand over power – but it was rejected by the Argentine junta.
In one private briefing for Congressmen, the Secretary of State even makes smutty jokes about sexual relations between the farmers and their sheep.
Mr Haig, who began diplomacy between London and Buenos Aires in the weeks following the invasion, described both sides as behaving like `a demented man on a ledge ready to jump… but unable to grab our hand’.
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