ON May 7, 1982, Britain declared that the total exclusion zone was now extended to 12 miles off Argentinian coast.
This meant that any Argentinian warship or aircraft world-wide was liable to be attacked.
Meanwhile, the US was still pursuing a peaceful resolution and Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, discussed peace proposals with British and Argentine delegations at a meeting in in New York.
US President Ronald Reagan told reporters: ‘I’m hoping that we can have this ceasefire and the removal of all forces.
‘So far I understand that it is Argentina that is holding back on withdrawing their forces.’