Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Navy 15 freed?

The BBC is reporting that the British hostages are to be released by Iran without further delay:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says 15 British naval personnel captured in the Gulf will be freed.

He repeated allegations that the British sailors and marines "invaded" Iranian waters, but said they would be freed as a "gift" to Britain.

He made the announcement at a news conference, in which he also awarded medals to the commanders who captured the British personnel in the Gulf.

He said the Britons would be released immediately and taken to an airport.

"They are free after this meeting and can go back to their families," Mr Ahmadinejad said.


Sir Percy said...

That's good news!

Pascal said...

Never underestimate the power of the Canadian coalition for democracies !

That said, those pesky French still have a citizen held in Iran for the last 2 months.

Imagine that.

By the way, Thatcher herself in her memoirs said that the 1st person to call to give her support on the Falklands was Mitterrand. Unlike your best friends in the US.

TheFriendlyInfidel said...

Who knows what we had to do to get this result, or what was threatened.

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