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Wednesday, April 04, 2007 

Syria offers to mediate between Iran and Britain

Playing a very clever game here.

Syria has offered to mediate in the Iran-UK dispute. Iran is holding 15 British sailors and marines which it accuses of tresspassing into Iranian waters. The UK denies this and has refused to apologise.

Syria - which has excellent contacts inside Iran and reasonable relations with Britain - has offered to mediate. Iran has refused, saying it is a bilateral issue, and the UK knows what it has to do (sound familiar Bush?).

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Hi Sasa,
I thought you might be interested in the headline for today's independent.


"Britain Vs. Iran: A High stakes game of Chess"


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