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Iran Seizes 3 British Navy Boats and Detains 8 Sailors in a Territorial Dispute on Iraqi Border

Iran seized three small British Royal Navy boats and arrested all eight sailors on board on Monday, its Foreign Ministry announced, saying the boats had entered Iranian waters without permission. The British Ministry of Defense confirmed that the Iranian government had seized the boats and detained the sailors after they entered Iranian waters. The navy was delivering the three boats to the Iraqi Riverine Patrol Service when the sailors from the navy training team were stopped on the Shatt al Arab, a stretch of water that marks the southern boundary between Iran and Iraq. The British military controls areas in southern Iraq around the city of Basra.Full Story

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