Monday, March 26, 2007

Iran Marching Towards War

From the Washington Times today:

The Iranian government will charge 15 captured British service members with "illegal entrance into Iranian waters," Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said yesterday, raising the stakes in his country's confrontation with an outraged British government.

Mr. Mottaki told reporters in New York that the matter had already been referred to the Iranian legal system and that the 14 men and one woman, who were captured in the Persian Gulf on Friday, would stand trial.

. . . Mr. Blair said on the sidelines of a European summit. "But this is a very serious situation."

He added: "I hope that this can be resolved over the next few days, but the quicker it is resolved, the easier it will be for all of us. But [the Iranians] should not be under any doubt at all about how seriously we regard this act, which was unjustified and wrong."

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