Iran accomplished their goals. The Iranian diplomat Jalal Sharafi was released after begin kidnapped in Iraq. The UK sent Iran a letter recognizing the Iranian border and saying the UK will not violate it. This gives Iran's border claims international backing in case Iraq wants to dispute the border in the future. The Iraqis are now demanding the five Iranians in US custody in Iraq be treated as Iranian regular forces with the protections of international law. This is a change from the US policy of treating them as non-state combatants without any rights. Iran accomplished their goals. They won't be stirring the pot any time soon. Any escalation at this point will be from George Bush.
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