British Sailors Come Home

By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2007 7:43 AM CDT
British navy personnel, seized by Iran, wave to the media after their meeting with the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, at the presidential palace in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, April 4, 2007. Ahmadinejad...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – The fifteen British sailors captured by Iran are back in the UK. As soon as the British Airways jet touched down as Heathrow, Blair traded his measured diplomatic tone  for harsher words, warning the "elements of the Iranian regime" were still arming insurgents inside Iraq."

The prime minister noted that four UK soldiers were killed overnight in a roadside explosion near Basra, southern Iraq. He he said the attack had not be linked specifically to Iran, but added, "This is maybe the right moment to reflect on our relationship with Iran."