Report: Iran Seizes British Naval Vessels
Monday, June 21, 2004
TEHRAN, Iran Iranian state television reported Monday that Iranian forces had seized three British naval vessels on the Iraqi border and arrested their crews, according to wire reports.
A British spokesman in Iraq confirmed that contact had been lost with three patrol boats.
Iran's Arabic-language al-Alam news channel reported that the boats had been seized on the Shatt al-Arab waterway (search), where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers empty into the Persian Gulf and which also serves as the southernmost border between Iraq and Iran.
"The Iranian navy has confiscated three British boats that entered Iranian territorial waters" Sky News' Web site quoted an Iranian official as telling al-Alam, "arresting the crew of eight people."
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Posted on 06/21/2004 7:24:52 AM PDT by kattracks