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Iran Seizes British Troops

Iran seizes 15 sailors and marines at gunpoint and do not know of their location, British officials said.

Iran has claimed the sailors confessed to illegally entering Iranian waters, but British Prime Minister Tony Blair disputed the claim that the 15 were in Iranian territorial waters at the time they were seized on Friday.

"It simply is not true that they went into Iranian territorial waters," Blair told reporters in Berlin.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice insisted during a trip to the Middle East that the Britons be released, saying "we all fully trust the British" account.