Iran 'seizes' 15 British Marines
Fri, 03/23/2007 - 13:11
Fifteen British Royal Marines on patrol in the Persian Gulf have been "seized" by the Iranian navy, the British Ministry of Defense said.
The personnel from the HMS Cornwall frigate were surrounded by Iranian navy vessels after completing a routine inspection of a merchant ship, the ministry said in a statement.
They were then escorted by Iranian vessels into Iranian waters, it said.