Sunday, June 13, 2004

Aljazeera.Net - Iran has summoned Qatar's ambassador to Explain Piracy

Aljazeera.Net - Iran-Qatar spat over 'fatal boat attack':

"Iran has summoned Qatar's ambassador to Tehran to protest over an alleged fatal attack on an Iranian boat by a Qatari naval vessel in the Gulf.
The official news agency IRNA reported on Sunday that 'a Qatari boat attacked an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, resulting in the killing and injuring of a number of crew members'.
A top interior ministry official, Ali Asgar Ahmadi, said the fishermen were working near the small Iranian island of Lavan when they were attacked in the early hours of Friday.
'They were attacked by a Qatari naval boat. One fisherman was killed and two were injured. The boat was confiscated and the fishermen arrested,' the deputy interior minister in charge of security affairs said."


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