The 15-member council turned back
Agence France-Presse (AFP) quoted UN diplomats that
AFP reported that the original British draft would have the Security Council "deplore the continuing detention by the Government of Iran of 15 UK naval personnel" and back "calls for (their) immediate release". It stated that "the
The final statement adopted avoided the issue of whether the incident took place in Iranian or Iraqi waters.
The world oil prices soared to six-month highs on the spike in tension.