Monday, April 09, 2007

TV interview 'tipped off' Iran about ship's intelligence role

Jamie Doward and Andrew Wander
London Observer
Monday April 9, 2007

Iranian intelligence officers told the 15 British captives they first became suspicious about their activities after watching an interview with one of them on British television.

Families of the hostages said that their loved ones had told them the Iranians had made the claim soon after capturing them.

The revelation is likely to raise questions about the Ministry of Defence's decision to allow the media to accompany Cornwall, the ship on which the service personnel were based, and report on its activities.

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