As such, Mr Taiana reportedly told Radio listeners they “don’t negotiate, they don’t do anything”.
The Argentine defence minister added: “When will we make them sit down? When we are strong as a country and when we have a regional integration that makes the British realise that it is better to negotiate than to persist in their refusal.”
Speaking on Tuesday, on board an icebreaker near Ushuaia with a contingent of surviving men from the General Belgrano – a ship British forces famously sank during the Falklands War – said his Government would “persist” and “create the conditions” to necessitate negotiations.
In a stark warning, he added: “Then we will see who is right.”