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Iran has called on Britain to respond to its release of 15 UK sailors and marines with a goodwill gesture.
Tehran's ambassador to London Rasoul Movahedian indicated to reporters that his country wants help to free five Iranian diplomats jailed by the US in Iraq.
The Muslim state also wants to ease concerns about its nuclear programme.
Mr Movahedian said: "We played our part and we showed our good will. Now it is up to the British government to proceed in a positive way."
He said it was a "mutual task" for Iran and the world's major powers to "glean the fruits" of Tehran's decision to release the Britons.
Mr Movahedian reportedly said he would welcome recognition by the UN Security Council's five permanent members - the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China - of what Iran says is its right to enrich uranium in its nuclear programme for peaceful purposes.
Source: Iran wants gesture from Britain in return for thier goodwill
Originally posted by CX
After illegally detaining 15 British troops in Iraqi waters, holding them for almost 2 weeks during which the troops treatment was far from the "friendly" niceties we saw on the Iranian propoganda footage, Iran has requested a "gesture" from Britain in return for the goodwill they showed by releasing the captives.
Originally posted by johnskyNow that Iran has done so, and are looking for some form of recognition for their way-above-par treatment of their prisoners, you are ridiculing them for it?
Originally posted by johnskyI look only at what I have seen as proven, and so far, Iran has done nothing wrong, in fact, they acted better than the coalition ever has since this whole mess started.
Originally posted by thumper76I know a good "gester", it involves a finger!
Originally posted by johnsky
The sailors were well kept, no signs of torture, well fed, dressed and then freed. Quite frankly, it's better treatment than any prisoner the UK or US is currently holding from the region has recieved.