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Iran frees eight British sailors

Eight British sailors and marines were poised to leave Iran early this morning after being released from detention in what appeared to be a victory for Iranian moderates. British officials said the eight were flying out of the country after recuperating at the embassy after their three-day detention ordeal. “They have left the embassy for the airport,” a Foreign Office spokesman said early this morning, without saying whether the servicemen would return to Britain or move back to their unit in Iraq. Jack Straw, the foreign secretary, said the men were in good spirits and well cared for. “At least now we can be pleased that they’re happy and released,” he said. It was unclear last night whether their boats and equipment would be returned. Full Story

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