No they didn’t

Iran kidnaps UK Marines at gunpoint, squeals The Independent in true jingoist style.

But British Marines boarded a merchant ship at sea to search it, Iran said they were within their coastal waters, and seized the soldiers, something quite in accordance with international law and hardly being kidnapped.

Why does Britain think it has the right to search ships not their own in waters nowhere near their national borders? Imperialist delusion, you ask me.

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