U.K. rejects demand to admit trespassing

Britain on Thursday rejected a demand by Iran's foreign minister that it admit its 15 sailors and marines entered Iranian waters in order to resolve a standoff over their capture.

U.K. rejects demand to admit trespassing

Britainon Thursday rejected a demand by Iran's foreign minister that itadmit its 15 sailors and marines entered Iranian waters in order to resolve astandoff over their capture.

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon held talks with Iran's foreign minister in theSaudi capital, and Ban's spokeswoman said the detention of the Britons wasamong the topics they were discussing.

Ban's spokeswoman, Soung-Ah Choi, said the U.N. secretary-general wasaddressing a number of issues in the talks and that the detention of theBritons was among them. She would not give immediate details on the talks,which were still ongoing.

Ban and Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki wereboth attending a summit of Arab leaders in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

 

A day earlier, Mottaki said Britain should admit its Royal Navycrew was in Iranian waters off the Iraqi coast when they were seized last week.It was the first time Tehran has raised apossible way to resolve the stand-off, but Britain quickly rejected anyadmission.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16
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