FROM John Prideaux
Iranian TV Airs Footage of Captured British Sailors Fifteen British sailors and marines have been shown on Iranian State TV, including the one woman, who says British boats "trespassed" on Iranian waters before she and her comrades were seized last Friday by Iranian forces. The British government has released photographs it claims prove their boat was on the Iraqi side of the line. John Prideaux is Political Correspondent for the Economist .
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