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Iran Reportedly Seizes Three British Naval Vessels


21 June 2004 -- Iran has reportedly seized three British naval vessels and detained eight crew members.

Iran's state-run television today said the boats were confiscated after entering Iranian territorial waters. The report said eight crew were detained.

The incident apparently took place in the Shatt Al-Arab stretch of water between Iran and Iraq.

The British Ministry of Defense said it was investigating the report.

(Reuters/AP/AFP/dpa)
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