UK / Iran Stand-Off (Original Posting 26th March 2007)
Iran seems to be marking it’s territory and acting like the big fish. Shame no one has pointed out to them that it is easy to be the big fish when you are in such a small pond! I can see this dragging out and the RN personnel being safely returned, it simply would not be in Iran’s long term interests to do anything silly.
Tony Blair’s statement yesterday (Sunday 25th) did turn up the heat a bit of a situation which the UK Foreign Office has been trying to keep as cool as possible. While the Iranian reprehensive at the UN has plainly stated two options or available, talking or confrontation. My thoughts are with the families of the RN personnel caught up in this international pissing contest.