British Asks For U.N. Condemnation Of Iran

March 29, 2007

The British government is now asking the United Nations to condemn Iran for its detention of a British Navy crew.

Britain says that the 15 sailors and marines were in Iraqi waters, operating under a U.N. mandate. Iran says they were trespassing and are now threatening to put the Navy crew on trial.

The leading British seaman made a statement on Iranian TV saying that she and her colleagues had trespassed into Iranian waters.

"I was arrested on Friday the 23rd of March . Obviously we trespassed into their waters. They were very friendly and very hospitable, very thoughtful, nice people" said Faye Turney, captured seamen.

Iran had promised to release Turney but now says that it may delay that promise.

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