Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Iran will release detained British Sailors

Iran has announced it will release the 8 detained British sailors it seized after they allegedly entered 1000 meters into Iranian territorial waters.

However, the Iranians publicly displayed the sailors on Arab television:

the sailors, who were shown on Iranian television blindfolded and seated cross-legged on the ground.


On Tuesday, two sailors were shown on television apologizing for mistakenly entering Iran’s territorial waters. They read from a "prepared script".

No word yet on whether Iran will release the boats they seized.

Iran did the smart thing in immediately releasing the sailors rather than putting them on trial as they had previously threatened.

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