Saturday, July 10, 2004

Kuwait seizes three Iranian fishing boats

: "'Kuwait seizes three Iranian fishing boats': Iran TV


LONDON, July 10(IranMania) - Kuwait has seized three Iranian fishing boats after they entered its territorial waters 'illegally in the latest in a series of escalating spats between Iran and its Persian Gulf neighbours, Iranian state television said yesterday.

Iran's embassy in Kuwait had confirmed the seizure of three Iranian vessels and their crew, Iran's State television said.'The Iranian embassy will follow up the issue today,' State television added.

According to Kuwait security sources the incident took place three days ago when the Iranian fishing boats accidentally entered Kuwaiti territorial waters and the Iranians had either been released or were in the process of being released."

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