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SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON IRAN
The following statement to the press was delivered today by the President of the Security Council, Dumisani S. Kumalo ( South Africa):
Members of the Security Council expressed grave concern at the capture by the Revolutionary Guard, and the continuing detention by the Government of Iran, of 15 United Kingdom naval personnel, and appealed to the Government of Iran to allow consular access, in terms of the relevant international laws.
Members of the Security Council support calls, including by the Secretary-General in his 29 March meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister, for an early resolution of this problem, including the release of the 15 United Kingdom personnel.
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