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Page 16--Friday May 14, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Argentina drops
precondition to
Falklands peace

BUENOS AIRES (UPI) - Argentine
President Leopoldo Galtieri, in what
appeared to be a major concession, in-
dicated yesterday he would not demand
recognition of Argentina's claim to
sovereignty over the Falkland Islands
as a condition for a cease-fire with
Britain.
In London, Prime Minister Margaret
Thatcher said the sovereignty issue was
"negotiable" but that she would never
agree to "sell out" the 1,800 English-
speaking innanitants of the Falklands.
AS PEACE TALKS entered a critical
stage at the United Nations, diplomatic
sources in Buenos Aires disclosed that
U.S. ambassador-at-large Vernon
Walters paid a secret visit to Argentina
earlier this week.
Administration sources in
Washington confirmed the visit but said
only that Walters went to discuss
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"bilateral" relations strained by U.S.
support for Britain.
Diplomats in Buenos Aires said
Walters arrived Monday, met with
Argentine officials on the Falklands
crisis and had already left. They had no
detail but one Argentine newspaper,
Clarin, quoted government sources as
saying the Walters mission was "un-
successful."
ON THE WAR front, Britain updated
its report of an air-and-sea battle Wed-
nesday, saying it shot down three U.S.-
made Argentine Skyhawk fighter-
bombers that attacked and slightly
damaged a British warship inside the
200-nile blockade zone around the
Falklands. -
Argentina admitted the loss of two
Skyhawks but said they inflicted "con-
siderable damage" on two British
frigates.
Neither side reported further
fighting, however, and a flurry of
diplomatic activity turned attention
from the fog-bound South Atlantic to
Buenos Aires, London and the United
Nations, where peace talks entered
their sixth day.
IN BUENOS AIRES, Galtieri ap-
peared to drop his demand for
recognition of Argentine sovereignty
over the Falklands as a condition for a
cease-fire.
"Sovereignty is our objective and we
are not going to renounce this objec-
tive," Galtieri told three British repor-
ters who were briefly abducted Wed-
nesday. "But we can talk to achieve
this objective.
"We can talk in a reasonable period
of time as long as it is not for another
149 years to achieve this sovereignty,"
hesaid.

Snow pro bl e m Aht
What else is there to do on the way to school except to let snow fall all over
you? Nathan Arnot (foreground) and his friend Mike Burnett found that if
they banged on the fencecovering a highway overpass in Vail, Colorado,
they could make Wednesday night's foot of snow fall again.

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