NPR logo

In Iran, Standoff with Britain Is Sideshow to New Year

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/9248768/9248769" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
In Iran, Standoff with Britain Is Sideshow to New Year

Middle East

In Iran, Standoff with Britain Is Sideshow to New Year

In Iran, Standoff with Britain Is Sideshow to New Year

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/9248768/9248769" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

For most Iranians, the story of their country capturing British sailors and marines did not get very much play at the beginning, but it is receiving somewhat more attention on TV now.

Many people are ignoring the story, because it is the Persian New Year holiday, says Azadeh Moaveni, reporter in Tehran for Time magazine.

Robert Siegel talks with Moaveni, who says there is not widespread anger toward the British over the incident among the Iranian people, but there have been protests.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.