Revealed: hand of Iran behind Britons’ Baghdad kidnapping | World news | The Guardian

British citizens kidnapped by Iranian government operatives while in Iraq, and the British government does relatively little.

Britain, when are you going to get a spine? Unfortunately, the U.S. is not far behind Britain in the spine department.

The five British men kidnapped in Iraq were taken in an operation led and masterminded by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, according to evidence uncovered during an extensive investigation by the Guardian.

The men – including Peter Moore, who was released today after more than two years in captivity – were taken to Iran within a day of their kidnap from a government ministry building in Baghdad in 2007, several senior sources in Iraq and Iran have told the Guardian.

They were incarcerated in prisons run by the al-Quds force, a unit that specialises in foreign operations on behalf of the Iranian government.

One of the kidnappers has told this paper that three of the Britons – Jason Creswell, Jason Swindlehurst and Alec Maclachlan – were subsequently killed after the British government refused to take ransom demands seriously.

Revealed: hand of Iran behind Britons’ Baghdad kidnapping | World news | The Guardian

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