Report: Iran won't swap kidnapped sailors

March 26, 2007 13:31

Iran is not aiming to swap the 15 British sailors it detained for the five Iranians arrested in northern Iraq, the deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on state television on Monday. In comments read out by a newscaster, Deputy Foreign Minister Mehzi Mostafavi did not say what Iran plans to do with the British sailors, but he said they were being interrogated and he rejected British claims that they were in Iraqi waters when the Iranian navy seized them on Friday.

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