Iran Says Britons Confessed to Territory Violation

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posted on Mar, 25 2007 @ 02:32 AM
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Iran Says Britons Confessed to Territory Violation


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TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's military said on Saturday British naval personnel seized in the Gulf confessed to entering Iranian waters illegally, but Britain maintained they were detained inside Iraqi territory and demanded their release.

Iranian forces captured 15 British sailors and marines on Friday at the mouth of the Shatt al-Arab waterway, which marks the southern stretch of Iraq's border with Iran. It sparked a diplomatic crisis at a time of increased tension over Tehran's nuclear standoff with the United States and other major powers.



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posted on Mar, 25 2007 @ 02:32 AM
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Of course most people were expecting this sort of statement to come out of Iran after this incident.

I'm surprised it took so long, but, it does take a little while to break people down and make them say things they may not want to say or may not be true at all.

This is from the original article:

Britain said two boatloads of Royal Navy sailors and marines had searched a merchant vessel on a U.N. approved mission in Iraqi waters when Iranian gunboats encircled and captured them.

An Iraqi fisherman who said he saw Iranian forces detain them, said on Saturday the ship British forces were searching was anchored in Iraqi waters.


I don't know why Iran might want the world, especially Middle East countries, to think that their maritime borders were being infringed upon by "the infidels" besides just to build up support for them (Iran) in the future?





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posted on Mar, 25 2007 @ 02:44 AM
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Well, they can be tried and prosecuted.
With no Media present and No contact with anyone outside of their prison..

regardless of what torture was induced too....

Gotta love the new rules!



posted on Mar, 25 2007 @ 03:09 AM
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No, actually I, and probably most people don't "love the new rules", and wish they never started.

But the truth remains, "inducing" confessions is allowed now.

Did you ever have the feeling the world (or countries) is now taking backwards steps instead of forward?



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posted on Mar, 25 2007 @ 05:07 AM
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Originally posted by Keyhole
No, actually I, and probably most people don't "love the new rules", and wish they never started.

But the truth remains, "inducing" confessions is allowed now.

Did you ever have the feeling the world (or countries) is now taking backwards steps instead of forward?



[edit on 25/3/07 by Keyhole]



every day for the past 6yrs!



posted on Mar, 25 2007 @ 03:53 PM
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I wonder if they were forced to convert to Islam also?

What will the UK do about this situation? Absolutly nothing, just like Jimmy Carter in 1979. The UK is pathetic. I'm sure they will give Iran anything they want.

Iran is in for a real eye-opening soon. They will get what they deserve. The best part about it is that it won't come from the U.S. Israel is getting ready to shut them down.



posted on Mar, 25 2007 @ 04:00 PM
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They were in Iranian waters- only after being 'escorted' in at gun point and then being arrested. I'm glad no immediate action has been taken by the UK as it could cause a serious rift in the ME resulting in even more deaths.

On the other hand- if the troops are paraded on Iranian television or charged for espionage then action has to be taken. Many of the public/ media will push for action to be taken and it should be.

Let's just hope this matter is resolved fast and without conflict.



posted on Mar, 25 2007 @ 04:11 PM
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their confession is as true as 'defection' of Iran's general last week...

but what did west expected after Iranians were abducted in the first place?

simple, if abduction of Iranians was legal, than capturing of 15 Britons is legal too...

and as for Israel shuting down Iran - they can only nuke them and destroy everything, but in conventional warfare terms, a few Hezbollah guerilla fighters (trained by Iranians) in Lebanon recently showed that times have changed and IDF (by training on kids with stones) is no longer a serious threat (except for targeting civilians, of course)...





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