British firms will sell arms to Argentina for first time in six years after ministers hail dramatic thaw in relations | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


British firms will sell arms to Argentina for first time in six years after ministers hail dramatic thaw in relations

British firms are to sell arms to Argentina for the first time in six years after ministers hailed a dramatic thaw in relations.

The move comes just weeks after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited Buenos Aires vowing to 'build a partnership and an intensifying commercial relationship'.

The restrictions were imposed amid heightened tensions when Cristina Kirchner was president and engaging in sabre-rattling over the Falklands.

She branded British residents of the islands 'squatters' and accused the UK of 'colonialism' by hanging on to the territory.

However, ties have improved significantly under her successor, Mauricio Macri.

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