The 15 British navy personnel detained in the Gulf have been transferred to Tehran to explain their “aggressive action,” according to reports.
Fifteen British sailors and marines detained off Iraq by the Iranian navy have admitted illegally entering Iranian waters, senior Iranian commander General Alireza Afshar said Saturday.
“They are currently being questioned and have admitted to violating the territorial waters of the Islamic repubic,” Afshar, the official spokesman of the army chief of staff, told the semi-official Fars news agency.
He told the Arabic language service of state television: “We have solid evidence that they were detained in our territorial waters. They themselves have confessed and admitted their mistake.”
In the meantime, the United Nations Security Council is set to vote harsher sanctions against Iran for their nuclear program.
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