London suspends all links with Tehran as images of crew member admitting to incursion broadcast
DOUG SAUNDERS

From Thursday's Globe and Mail
LONDON — Britain and Iran have entered an escalating battle of televised propaganda and diplomatic brinksmanship over the imprisonment of 15 British sailors and marines captured in the waters between Iran and Iraq.

At the centre of the battle is Leading Seaman Faye Turney, 26, one of the sailors seized by Iran's Revolutionary Guards while inspecting a merchant freight vessel aboard two inflatable patrol boats in the contested waters. She appeared on Iranian television Wednesday, looking distressed, wearing a head scarf and reading a speech in which she appeared to confess to having “trespassed” into Iranian waters. A letter in her handwriting that contained a similar statement was shown.London suspends all links with Tehran as images of crew member admitting to incursion broadcast

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