Iran and UK debate cartography

Iran’s embassy in London has stated that the British sailors captured last week were 0.5 km inside Iranian waters when they were taken by the Revolutionary Guard. British officials insist that their sailors were 1.7 miles within Iraqi waters. The ongoing dispute was further muddled as an initial set of coordinates released by Iranian officials were in fact within Iraqi waters, thus supporting the British case.

Iran has offered UK officials access to the British sailors in its custody and pledged to release the one female captive, the much popularised Faye Turney [the only woman being held].

From Security Briefs, March 29

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