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Tuesday, April 03, 2007 

The Botched American Raid That Led To The British Hostage Crisis

The Independent has an exclusive today that sheds some light on the British captives in Iranian hands. Essentially it explains how a bid to kidnap Iranian security officials sparked a diplomatic crisis.

By Patrick Cockburn
Published: 03 April 2007


"A failed American attempt to abduct two senior Iranian security officers on an official visit to northern Iraq was the starting pistol for a crisis that 10 weeks later led to Iranians seizing 15 British sailors and Marines."

Independent


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