Good dhimmi! From Reuters, :
TEHERAN – A senior Iranian official said on Wednesday Britain was taking “appropriate action” to end the row over Teheran’s detention of 15 British military personnel, emphasising a softer diplomatic approach to the crisis.
Britain said it was awaiting a formal response from Teheran to a proposal for direct bilateral talks to resolve the 13-day-old stand-off, and government officials reiterated London’s desire for an early resolution….
The dispute centres on where the Britons were when they were seized. Britain says they were in Iraqi waters on a routine UN mission. Teheran says they were in its waters….
A statement for Prime Minister Tony Blair’s office late on Tuesday said Blair was “committed to resolving this by diplomatic means” and believed “that both sides share a desire for an early resolution of this issue through direct talks.”…
Iran’s parliament speaker Gholamali Haddadadel, who wields political influence and is related by marriage to the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, welcomed Britain’s commitment to diplomacy.
“The British are trying to solve the issue of their arrested soldiers with negotiations and this is appropriate action,” he was quoted as saying on the state broadcaster’s Web site.
But he said: “The British should agree to their mistake and change their behaviour of before.”…
Iran said on Tuesday the dispute could be resolved soon if London continued its “changed behaviour” and accepted that its sailors had entered Iranian waters illegally.