And so the new twist has Great Britain in the center of things with the capture of 15 British sailors and marines in Iran who were caught in Iran waters. Apparently, the Iranians are bargaining for the release of 5 Iranians held by US forces.
With the Americans in the mix, President Bush has lambasted the demands, making it another media circus where the negotiations being pushed for are totally uncalled for since the 15 captives were purely on routine.
While Bush pledged full support for Great Britain Prime Minster Tony Blair, everything lies on a stand still. As each day passes, more issues on this matter is sure to escalate. But Bush proclaims that peaceful efforts as headed by Britainâ€™s PM Blair will be the best solution. Hopefully the Iranians would also see it in the way that they do to avoid further controversies and bloodshed if ever no compromise would be reached.
[tags] british sailors, british marines, iran, bush[/tags]
Originally posted on April 3, 2007 @ 2:28 am