Thursday, 17 April 2008

Oops - we lied

Some proper investigative journalism from the Times has revealed that the British navy personnel captured by Iran last year were in disputed international waters, not Iraqi waters, as Britain repeatedly claimed.

Document obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that:
— The arrests took place in waters that are not internationally agreed as Iraqi;

— The coalition unilaterally designated a dividing line between Iraqi and Iranian waters in the Gulf without telling Iran where it was;

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