But Security Council diplomats said the brief press statement circulated byBritain's U.N. Mission is likely to face problems from Russia and othersbecause it says the Britons were "operating in Iraqi waters" — apoint the Iranian government contests.
Then the Iranian military chief, Gen. Ali Reza Afshar, said that owing tothe "wrong behavior" of the British government, "the release ofa female British soldier has been suspended," the semiofficial Iraniannews agency Mehr reported.
Prime Minister Tony Blair'sofficial spokesman dismissed a suggestion Wednesday by Iranian Foreign MinisterManouchehr Mottaki that Britain should resolve the crisis by admitting that itspersonnel had made a "mistake" and crossed into Iranian waters.
the release of the female British sailor may be delayed if
The standoff and broader tensions in the Gulf region helped fuel a spike inworld oil prices.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16