BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Argentine Foreign Ministry lashed out on Britain after the kingdom sent a warship to the disputed Malvinas Islands, also called the Falklands by the British.
"This action not only mocks the United Nations, but is also irresponsible, since there is no better way to ensure the tranquility of all the inhabitants of these islands than to resume diplomatic dialog to settle the sovereignty dispute between Argentina and Britain," the ministry said in a statement.
The British government announced Sept. 24 that it had dispatched the Edinburgh warship to visit the disputed region.
Last Tuesday, before the 67th UN General Assembly, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez asked Britain to comply with the UN resolution calling for a discussion on the question of sovereignty.
Britain has said it supported the islanders' right to self-determination and proposed holding a referendum on the issue, but validity of such a vote is in question since the islanders do not represent an indigenous community, but an immigrant British community.
The dispute over the islands led Argentina and the Britain to a 74-day war in 1982. Despite its military defeat, Buenos Aires has not given up its claim to the islands just off its south Atlantic.