Wednesday, April 4, 2007

BREAKING: Iran to release British captives

CNN is reporting that the British Sailors and Marines who were captured two weeks ago in disputed waters have been "pardoned" by Iranian president Mahmood Ahmadinejad. They will be released from custody and turned over tho the British Embassy in Tehran.

"I declare that the people of Iran and the government of Iran -- in full power to place on trial the military people -- to give amnesty and pardon to these 15 people and I announce their freedom and their return to the people of Britain," Ahmadinejad said.

The action was a goodwill gesture for the Iranian new year, he said, adding that Iran had received a letter from Britain promising not to intrude into Iranian waters.

The release of the British personnel is welcome news indeed, and here is hopign they are home with their families by Easter.

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