TEHRAN, May. 08 (ISNA)-An informed official in Iran's foreign ministry regarding the arrest of 12 Iranian divers by Emirates coast guards stated that this arrest was completely illegal.
"These divers were 18 miles from Abu Musa Island and 24 miles from Emirates; therefore their arrest is completely illegal," this official explained.
"So to solve this misunderstanding we have communicated with the related organizations and due to this our officials from Iran's embassy in Emirates have met with these individuals," this official noted, while adding that the arrested were in a good condition and their release was being closely followed up.
"As we have been informed a carrier boat, which had left Dubai for Deylam port had sunk on the 20th of March in an area estimated to be 18 miles from Abu Musa Island and 22 miles from Emirates. The arrested divers had been sent to recover that carrier's load, but unfortunately were arrested by the Emirates coast guards," this official said.