CBC news 2007/03/25
British Prime Minister Tony Blair urged Iran on Sunday to release 15 British sailors and marines who were seized off the Iraqi coast on Friday, calling their detention "unjustified and wrong."

The group and their two inflatable boats, which were being used in a search for smugglers, were seized at gunpoint on Friday at the mouth of the Shatt al-Arab waterway, marking the southern stretch of Iraq's border with Iran.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair insisted on Sunday that the 15 captured British sailors and Royal Marines had not been in Iranian waters.
(Kai-Uwe Knoth/Associated Press) British diplomats, including Ambassador Geoffrey Adams, met Sunday with Iranian officials in Tehran, where their demand for access to the detainees was denied, after Iran refused to confirm exactly where they were being held


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