Well, I hope the Brits have a gift for him and his mullah cult leaders too. What bastards. Let the bombing commence (yet alas, it won't, as the West are now (thanks to the Iraq debacle) toothless little poodles against Iran). Oh, love the poster?
TEHRAN, Iran - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran would free the 15 detained British sailors and marines Wednesday as a "gift" to the British people.
He said the captives, who were seized while on patrol in the northern Persian Gulf on March 23, would be taken to Tehran airport at the end of the news conference that he was addressing.
However, an Iranian official said the captive British sailors and marines will be handed over to the British Embassy in Tehran.
Prime Minister Tony Blair's office says it welcomes the news.
"On the occasion of the birthday of the great prophet (Muhammad) ... and for the occasion of the passing of Christ, I say the Islamic Republic government and the Iranian people — with all powers and legal right to put the soldiers on trial — forgave those 15," Ahmadinejad said, referring to the Muslim prophet's birthday on March 30 and the Easter season.
"This pardon is a gift to the British people," he said.