US accuses Iran of 'hostage diplomacy'

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April 6, 2007 00:16

 
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The Bush administration accused Iran on Thursday of using hostage diplomacy to boost its status, turning up US criticism after the release of 15 British sailors and marines. With the troops safely back on British soil, the White House and the State Department changed the nature of comments that had been deliberately toned down during the captivity.

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