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Gordon Brown snubs U.S. ‘help’ in Falkland Islands row

Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom

Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom

Gordon Brown has rejected an unwelcome move by America to help resolve the dispute between Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands.

The Prime Minister curtly dismissed U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s offer to ‘facilitate’ diplomatic negotiations amid heightened tensions over the territory’s sovereignty.

Downing Street issued the rebuff by insisting direct intervention by Washington was ‘not necessary’.