Iran has urged Britain to respond with goodwill to the release of 15 British sailors and marines held captive in Tehran for 13 days.
The naval crew members were on Saturday beginning two weeks’ leave with their families in Britain.
Ambassador Rasoul Movahedian told the Financial Times newspaper that Iran had “showed our goodwill” by freeing the sailors.
“Now it is up to the British government to proceed in a positive way,” he was quoted as saying on Saturday.
The newspaper said Movahedian spoke before the group’s officers told a news conference the naval crew were subjected to “psychological pressure” and kept in isolation during their detention.
“We share in the British people’s happiness and we believe it is the right time for the British government to affirm its willingness to establish sensible lines of communication with Iran,” the ambassador was quoted as saying.
He said “the prime issue for Iran” was recognition from the West of its right to a nuclear power program.
More humiliation for the Brits.
Left to right: Joe Tindall, Arthur Batchelor, Chris Air, Felix Carman, Adam Sperry and Simon Massey
First, there is the conduct of their sailors as evidenced in the video above and, now, Iran rubs their nose in their release by requesting accomodation for their nuclear program.
Flap bets the Brits are feckless enough to give Iran a few nukes.
American World War II veterans must be rolling over in their graves and to think they fought the Nazis to save these WANKERS and their system of government.
Fred Thompson, former United States Senator and potential Presidential candidate, weighs in on Iran and the hostages, The Pirates of Teran:
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The 15 British military hostages released by Iran were accused last night of cashing in on the ordeal by selling their stories in a string of lucrative media deals.
The sailors, who spent 13 days in captivity and at times feared for their lives, have been given permission by the Ministry of Defence to give exclusive interviews. The MoD justified lifting the ban on military personnel selling their stories while in service because of the ‘exceptional circumstances’ involved.
The former captives are expected to make around Â£250,000 between them. Faye Turney, the 26-year-old seawoman, is likely to get the most profitable deal. She is said to have sold her story for Â£150,000 in a joint contract with a newspaper and ITV.
The development was criticised by politicians and relatives of victims killed in the Iraq war. Liam Fox, the shadow Defence Secretary, said: ‘One of the great things about our armed forces is their professionalism and dignity. Many people who shared the anxiety of the hostages’ abduction will feel that selling their stories is somewhat undignified and falls below the very high standards we have come to expect from our service men and women.’
The Mullahs of Iran must be REALLY laughing their asses off in Tehran.