Iran seizes 3 UK Boats

And what's this nonsense about Iran seizing 3 little boats. There's a quote from the MoD in the Guardian,

"It is extremely unlikely [the incident] carried a political message," a British official said. "They don't usually play games. The nuclear issue is high-level politics, this seems to be low-level military tactics."
which seems bogus to me. If this wasn't meant to send a pretty strong political message then it would have been cleared up immediately after it happened. More likely is that Iran is just pissed off with everything, Iraq not going the way it wants it to, the EU & US bitchin' about Iran's nuclear ambitions and they are having a bit of a hissy fit just to make life difficult for everyone.

Posted by Paul in Iran Politics at June 22, 2004 04:05 AM