Brits Prove Captured Sailors Were in Iraqi Waters

Iran can't stick to a story
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2007 8:50 AM CDT
Brits Prove Captured Sailors Were in Iraqi Waters
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The 15 British sailors captured by Iran last week were inside Iraqi waters, British evidence released today shows. The craft's GPS system put it 1.7 nautical miles outside Iranian territory, which a British military helicopter confirms. The Iranian government revised its own version of the location Monday, when its original estimate turned out to be inside Iraqi waters.

Iran's seizure of the sailors is "completely unacceptable, wrong and illegal," says Tony Blair who is working to isolate Tehran diplomatically.  German Chancellor Angela Merkel will denounce Iran's actions on behalf of the EU later today. (More Iran stories.)

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