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Kerry cool on Falklands

Kerry cool on Falklands
The US will not take sides on the Falkland Islands, new Secretary of State John Kerry said today.

"Our position on the Falklands has not changed the United States recognises de-facto UK administration of the islands but takes no position on parties’ sovereignty claim thereto," Mr Kerry said.

Speaking at a press conference alongside William Hague, Mr Kerry also insised neither he nor President Obama would comment on the upcoming referendum on the islands' sovereignty.

Mr Kerry did not discuss the islands with David Cameron during their meeting this morning, a No 10 spokesperson said.

"It didn't come up from either side," the spokesperson reported, but added that Mr Hague would discuss the issue later with Mr Kerry.

The Secretary of State will also meet William Hague today on the first leg of a tour which encompasses several capitals across Europe and the Middle East.

The violence in Syria and the upcoming Falkland Islands referendum are expected to be among the topics discussed.

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