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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Good News!! Iran Releases 15 Captive Britons - April 05, 2007

Here is a portion of the Full Article by Washington Post:

"Naval Crew Said to Be Headed Home, Bringing Tense Standoff to a Close"

Washington Post Foreign Service
Thursday, April 5, 2007; Page A01"

"LONDON, April 5 -- An hour into a news conference marked by his trademark tirades against the West, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a stunner Wednesday: Iran would release 15 British marines and sailors it had captured in the Persian Gulf and held for almost two weeks. Early Thursday, the former captives departed Tehran, bringing to a peaceful end what had been a tense international standoff."

"Calling the release an Easter gift to the British people, Ahmadinejad said the captives would go free immediately after his afternoon news conference. The 15 Britons, wearing civilian clothes and looking ebullient, later appeared with him outside his presidential palace, one of them expressing gratitude.........."

You will need to be a registered reader of Washington Post to read the full article and I hope if you are not registered with Washington Post you will decide to. They are one of the few News Organizations that I actually have some respect for. - Ian Bach