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Italian defence minister issues ultimatum to India

'Release marines or fighting piracy on the line' says Mauro

05 February, 16:25
Italian defence minister issues ultimatum to India (see related) (ANSA) - Rome, February 5 - Italian Defence Minister Mario Mauro on Friday said India should allow two Italian marines accused of murder there to come home pending trial, arguing that Italy's future in fighting piracy was on the line. "Italian participation in future anti-pirate missions is tied to the positive resolution of the legal case of the two marines, which should conclude with their honourable return home," Mauro told the joint parliamentary commission for foreign affairs and defence on Wednesday.

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