Saturday, March 31, 2007

IRIB on the Iranian Hostage Situation

There are another ten headlines or so at the IRIB site relating to the hostage situation, but these seem especially interesting:

"UK sailors undergo legal proceedings":
Legal proceedings against British naval personnel who illegaly entered Iranian waters have begun, the Islamic Republic of Iran's Ambassador to Moscow said in comments distributed on Saturday.

"No kind of apology has been received from the British side and as a result the case has taken on a juridical form," Ambassador Gholamreza Ansari told Vesti television in comments quoted on the channel's internet site.

"If their guilt is really demonstrated, naturally it will result in punishment. I want to underline that legal proceedings have already begun," said Ansari.
This doesn't sound good at all.
Friday, a British sailor confessed to trespassing in the Iranian waters.
"Most Arabs support arrest of sailors":
Most Arabs support Islamic Republic of Iran's measure in arresting British sailors who intruded the Iranian territorial waters, according to a poll conducted by al-Jazeera website Saturday.

More than 83 percent of Arabs believe that the arrests of 15 British sailors is a right and justifiable measure by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Less than 17 percent of the participants opposed the measure.

8390 Arabs have so far participated in the poll. It will last until Monday.

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