Thursday, March 29, 2007

UK Forces Were Inside Iraqi Waters


Iranian Television has aired a video of the 15 British sailors and marines captured by Iran in what it claims were its waters.
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The broadcast included footage of Faye Turney, the only female captive, who said that the British had "trespassed" into Iranian waters when they were taken captive Friday.
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Iranian Foreign Minster Manouchehr Mottaki has told the Associated Press that British diplomats would be allowed to meet with the British service members, but it is unclear when. Mottaki also said that in order for the 15 to be returned, Britain must express its regret for entering Iranian waters. Earlier today, the British government presented evidence that it said proved the Royal Navy personnel were in Iraqi waters when they were seized. (Source: NPR)
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Photo: Britain's Ministry of Defense says this map, made with global positioning data, proves that British sailors and marines were inside Iraqi waters when they were captured by Iran March 23.
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