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  • Blair convenes Cobra team as crisis in Iran escalates

    03/25/2007 5:17:55 AM PDT · by Dog · 446 replies · 16,329+ views ^ | 25th March 2007 | BRIAN BRADY
    THE official notification, delivered in secure calls yesterday morning to senior Whitehall figures, was the latest dramatic behind-the-scenes move to get to grips with a crisis that is now engulfing the government. After a day of shadow-boxing with a notoriously slippery regime, Tony Blair is set to up the ante: the plight of the Shatt al-Arab 15 is officially a crisis and he will need the Cobra team to handle it. The clutch of VIPs will gather in an operations room several floors below Downing Street as early as this afternoon to plot an escape from a military spat that...