9 years, 12 months ago
US News & World Report recently reported on a skirmish between Iranian and U.S. forces in September of 2006, within Iraq but near the Iranian border. This skirmish was merely a prelude to further action, and more recently fifteen British sailors and marines were abducted by Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces while patroling inside Iraqi territorial waters near the Shatt al-Arab waterway. Of course, Iran immediately claimed that the Brits were in Iranian territory, but this is irrelevant since the abductions had nothing to do with territorial disputes. The abductions were the next step in the escalating covert war with coalition forces.
Iran is interrogating the British, and at the present it appears that Iran intends to charge the British. Khedmat, a website close to President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, said the government had “firm determination