Iranian radio reports 'positive changes'

Iranian state radio reported that all 15 British sailors and marines have confessed to illegally entering Iranian waters but, in an apparent softening in the dispute, said their statements would not air because of "positive changes" from Britain.

Iranian radio reports 'positive changes'

Iranian state radio reported that all 15 British sailors andmarines held captive by Iranhave confessed to illegally entering Iranian waters but, in an apparentsoftening in the dispute, said their statements would not air because of"positive changes" from Britain.

The softer tone was apparently mirrored in London,where an official said Britainhas agreed to consider discussing with Iranhow to avoid future disputes over contested waters in the Persian Gulf.

Britain,however, wants an unconditional release of the crew and is not"negotiating" for their freedom, said the official, who spoke oncondition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the crisis. Iran has demanded an apology from Britain as acondition for the release of the crew, who were seized March 23.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16
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