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Iran Signals Softer Stance on British Captives

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Iran Signals Softer Stance on British Captives

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Iran Signals Softer Stance on British Captives

Iran Signals Softer Stance on British Captives

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Iran says it will seek to determine if the 15 British soldiers and marines it has detained intentionally crossed into Iranian waters. It's a signal that Iran is softening its stance in a standoff with Britain, which insists the military personnel were in Iraqi waters when captured. Financial Times reporter Gareth Smyth takes a look at the diplomatic nuances with Renee Montagne.