Monday, June 21, 2004

Scotsman.com News - Latest News - Navy Vessels 'Seized by Iran'

Scotsman.com News - Latest News - Navy Vessels 'Seized by Iran': "Navy Vessels 'Seized by Iran'

By Gavin Cordon, Whitehall Editor, PA News


The Ministry of Defence was today investigating reports that three Royal Navy vessels had been seized by Iran.

The Arab-language satellite station Al-Alam was reported to have said that the vessels had been detained in Iranian territorial waters close to the border with Iraq.

The Iranians were said to have arrested eight Royal Navy crew as well as finding weapons and maps on board the vessels.

A MoD spokesman said that they were investigating the reports."

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