We are thankful that Her Majesty's Government in and for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland managed to put enough pressure on Iran to force it to put an end to the confrontation without having to make any formal statement, even of regret, at the incident.
The incident should never have occurred, and the Dominion of British West Florida will not forget the unlawful actions by the renegade regime in Tehran just because they eventually released their hostages.
We are pleased to note that there was no linkage to anything else, especially the five Iranian officials held in Iraq.
We note that the Government of the United Kingdom gave the Islamic Republic of Iran an initial period of quiet in which to release the prisoners and when that did not work, went to the UN and the European Union while rallying support in the region. Whether that counted is not known. But certainly Iran complained about it, so it was noticed.
We have not lost focus on the intentions of the Iranian government with regard to weapons of mass destruction, and Iran remains on list of nations which are 'Dangerous and Prohibited'.
Robert, Duke of Florida, Lord of St. George, GSB
Her Majesty's Governor-General in and for the
Dominion of British West Florida.