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Iran condemns illegal entry of British sailors into its waters

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, March 24, IRNA
Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini Saturday categorically condemned the "illegal entry" into Iranian territorial waters of British forces.

Hosseini considered the "illegal and interventionist" entry into Iranian territorial waters of British forces as a "suspicious move and contrary to international rules and regulations." Referring to the "biased nature of such movements", he said, "Violating the sovereign boundaries of other states and illegal entry denote unusual goals in violation of international commitments, the responsibility for which cannot be evaded under any justification." Turning to the British forces' efforts to cover up their illegal action, he said the British officials instead of making up for their blunders should try to refrain from putting the blame on others by way of "irrelevant interpretations".

Fifteen British sailors of a naval fleet were arrested by Iranian forces in Arvand River in the northern part of the Persian Gulf waters Friday morning.


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