British Servicemen Forced at Gunpoint into Iranian Waters

(London Times) Michael Evans - The six Royal Marines and two sailors who spent three days in custody in Iran were forced at gunpoint into Iranian territorial waters and had not strayed by mistake from the Iraqi side of a waterway dividing the two countries, British Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon disclosed Wednesday. During their debriefing, the men said that because they were "significantly outgunned," they decided to go peacefully with their Iranian captors.

2004-07-01 00:00:00

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