Tuesday, December 1, 2009

IRGC Confirms Arrest of British Nationals

Five Britons were detained on board the race yacht pictured above
BBC photo

Brigadier Ali reza Tangsiri, Commander of IRGC Naval Force,
confirming detention of British nationals
Fars photo

IRGC's Naval Commander Brigadier Ali Reza Tangsiri today confirmed the detention of several British nationals after their racing yacht strayed into Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.

The British Foreign Office had earlier announced that Iranian authorities had detained five Britons on board of a race yacht on Wednesday 25 November. The yacht, belonging to Bahrain Yacht Club, had left the island heading for Dubai. The Foreign Office said the yacht might have entered the Iranian waters by mistake.

The authorities have for now charged the Britons with illegal entry into Iran. The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said in Tehran today that the security forces are investigating the incident.


Paul Iddon said...

one of them was Irish, it's been on the news a few times today over here:


Anonymous said...

they will release the irish one soon for their great respect they have for Bonbby Sands and the IRA. did you know that back in Shah's time there was a street in tehran called "Winston Churchil"? After the revolution they changed it to "Bobby Sands"!

Anonymous said...

Paul Iddon:
Come out you black and tans,come out and fight me like a man,
tell your wife how you won medals back in Flanders.
tell her how the IRA made you run like hell away.
From the green and lovely lanes in Killashandra.

Anonymous said...

paul Iddon:

Come tell us how you slew
Those brave Arabs two by two
Like the Zulus they had spears and bows and arrows,
How you bravely slew each one
With your sixteen pounder gun
And you frightened them poor natives to their marrow.

Anonymous said...


Paul Iddon said...

although I think your statements are irrelevant I have to appreciate how poetic they are =)

Anonymous said...

havent you heard this famous IRA song?