Sunday, March 25, 2007

Fars News: "British Aggressors Transferred to Tehran"

The Iranian Press is now going to produce one story after another in which various officials all say essentially the same thing. These are all from Fars News (which still resizes your browser window):
Aggressor British forces were transferred to Tehran.

The 15 British marines who had been arrested by the Iranian border forces on charges of inattention to the international borders and trespassing of the territorial waters of the Islamic Republic of Iran in northwestern Persian Gulf, were transferred to Tehran on Saturday to provide more explanations concerning their aggressive measure.

The British forces include 8 sailors and 7 marines known as Royal Marines who were fully equipped with arms and advanced recording devices.

A female marine is also among the British military staff.
"FM Protests at Illegal Entry of British Troops into Iran's Waters":
British Charged' affairs to Tehran, Kate Smith was summoned to the Iranian foreign ministry in the absence of the ambassador of that country and Iran's serious protest was expressed to her.

The protest comes following illegal presence in Iran's territorial waters, of the British navy marines in Arvand River.

The Director General of the west European affairs of the Iranian foreign ministry, Rahimpour in this meeting elaborated on the details of the event and stated that, following occupation of Iraq, it was the umpteenth time the British forces trespassed on the territorial waters of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Arvand River and were arrested by the Iranian border guards for further investigations.

Rahimpour called on the British party to provide immediate explanations concerning this obvious aggression against the Iranian waters and reiterated that such incidents should not be repeated in future.

The British Charged' affairs to Tehran responded by saying that she would soon inform her respected government about the case and present the response to the Islamic Republic of Iran immediately.

The British ambassador to Tehran who is currently in London, arrives in Tehran today to exchange views with the Iranian officials.
"FM Spokesman: British Forces' Trespassing of Iranian Waters Dubious":
Spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry termed trespassing of the territorial waters of Iran by the British forces as dubious and illustrative of unusual objectives pursued by them.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini considered the illegal and interventionist entry by the British forces into the Iranian waters as a dubious act which contradicts international laws and regulations and condemned it.

He further made reference to the hostile nature of such moves and reiterated that violation of the sovereignty of other states and trespassing of their territories is illustrative of unusual objectives, contradicts international obligations and cannot be justified at all.

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman again made reference to the efforts made by the British forces to hide and cover their illegal act and advised the British officials to compensate for their mistakes instead of trying to justify their illegal and unauthorized act.

The Aljazira TV network had, on Friday, reported of the arrest of 15 British marines by the Iranian forces.

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