THE MEDIATION OF ALEXANDER HAIGTO AVOID AN ARGENTINE-BRITISH MILITARY CLASH OVER THE FALKLAND ISLANDS 2-30 APRIL 1982
Keywords:Falklands War, Argentine military council, Leopoldo Galtieri
The Falkland Islands are one of the most prominent crises in the history of Argentina, as the dispute over those islands lasted for nearly two centuries, Argentina claimed sovereignty over those islands while their administration was under the control of Britain, which generated a heated political conflict between the two sides, as that conflict reached It took place in 1982, due to the failure of the negotiations that took place between Britain and the Argentine military council at that time on the eligibility of sovereignty over the islands. Abandoning either of them, so Washington intervened to solve the crisis and avoid a military clash between the two parties, and that task was entrusted to US Secretary of State Alexander Haig, who sought to find a solution that would spare the two countries a military war, but his mission failed in the end, which led to the occupation of the islands by Argentina. On April 2, 1982, the Argentine-British Falklands War took place .