HMS Montrose was scheduled to dock at Peru’s El Callao naval base this week,
but the visit has been cancelled by Peru in a show of solidarity with Argentina.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
has criticised Britain’s territorial rights to the Falkland Islands,
known in Latin America as the Malvinas.
The dispute comes ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands war in April,
which saw Argentine forces invade and occupy the islands
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During the conflict 255 members of the British forces were killed,
as well 649 Argentine military personnel
and three resident islanders.