Iranian Seizure of Royal Navy Personnel

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:33 pm on 28th March 2007.

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Photo of John Maples John Maples Deputy Chairman (Candidates), Conservative Party, Deputy Chair, Conservative Party 12:33 pm, 28th March 2007

As our forces in the Gulf are operating under a United Nations Security Council resolution, Iran's action is a breach not only of international maritime law but of that resolution. I do not understand why the Government's first action was not to go straight back to the Security Council and secure a resolution ordering Iran to return our personnel whom it captured.