BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina will take legal action against any companies involved in oil exploration in the Falkland Islands, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said on Thursday.
British explorer Rockhopper has been seeking a partner to invest in the $2 billion Sea Lion project. Borders & Southern and Falkand Oil & Gas are both set to drill wells to the south of the islands later this year.
Timerman, during a news conference, called the activities "illegal" and "illegitimate".
(Reporting by Juliana Castilla; Writing by Luis Andres Henao and Hugh Bronstein; Editing by Bob Burgdorfer)