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Argentina granted debate on Falklands at the UN

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Anne Collier / November 3, 1982

United Nations, N.Y.

The UN General Assembly granted Argentina's request for a three-day debate on the Falkland Islands. Argentina had the backing of 19 other Latin American states in its request for a debate.

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Britain, which recaptured the islands at a cost of $2.75 billion after Argentina invaded them in April, opposes any debate or resolution asking for negotiations on the question of who should control the Falklands.