Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Iran Will Free British Servicewoman

Iran will free a detained British servicewoman on Wednesday or Thursday, the Iranian foreign minister told the Associated Press. She is one of the 15 British sailors and marines detained last Friday by Iran.

The British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett said today Britain will freeze all ties with Iran over the incident.

Earlier today, the British military officials presented maps which they said proved that the sailors were in Iraqi waters when seized. The Iranian Navy has said that the sailors were trespassing on Iranian waters.


Anonymous said...

Well, all I can say is that many people with good insight have made a lot fo cash from this incident. Oil has surged.

Nader Uskowi said...

This is indeed a major problem. Crisis in the Persian Gulf will benefit Iran (and other regional actors) directly. Creating a crisis atmosphere can become a financial strategy for some, and it can be a factor for official policies as well.
Thanks for the comment.