Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran stressed the healthy state of the arrested British marines and laid emphasis on the need for their case to be proceeded. Subsequent to the arrest of a number of the British marines by the Iranian border guards in part of the territorial waters of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Arvand River, the British ambassador to Tehran met and conferred with the director general of the west European affairs division of the Iranian foreign ministry here in Tehran today.
In this meeting, Rahimpour made reference to the increased level of insecurities in Iraq, the region and Iran in the past four years and following the arrival of the occupying forces in Iraq and said, “Following removal of Saddam, the Islamic Republic of Iran expected tranquility and stability to dominate Iraq and the entire region, however, continued presence by the occupying forces has led to destructions and massacres in Iraq and insecurity along the borders of Iran.”
The director general of the Iranian foreign ministry then made reference to the healthy state of the arrested British marines and laid emphasis on the need for the case of the above military men to be proceeded, something that is being followed up by the authorities of the Islamic Republic, he said.
In response, the British ambassador to Tehran, Jeffrey Adams stated that the British government wants to be informed about the state of health of the arrested British marines adding that the above forces have been stationed in Iraq for the purpose of establishing tranquility and improve the situation in that country and the region and that they pursue no hostile intentions against Iran.