Could this be the match
Iranian naval vessels on Friday seized 15 British sailors and marines who had boarded a merchant ship in Iraqi waters of the Persian Gulf, British and U.S. officials said. Britain immediately protested the detentions, which come at a time of high tension between the West and Iran.
The Iranians said they had captured the sailors and marines because they were operating inside Iranian territorial waters.
"The Royal Navy replied that they were well inside Iraqi territorial waters (and) that was the end of the conversation," Aandahl said.
If you study history, you know that sometimes wars are touched off over apparently minor issues. This is a major issue, and so odds are that it will be resolved. But if Iran draws a line in the sand, this could be the flashpoint.
Labels: Great Britain, Iran