Iranian Arabic language network Al Alam on Friday aired new video showing one of 15 British detainees apologizing to Iranians for "entering your waters without permission."
The British government responded by criticizing the treatment of the sailors and marines, with Prime Minister Tony Blair saying Iran faces "increasing isolation" for refusing to release the service personnel.
The video showed three UK personnel seated in front of a floral backdrop, with one of them later appearing on camera to read a confession to what Tehran claims was their illegal entry into Iranian territory a week ago.Watch detained British sailor make his 'confession'
"I deeply apologize for entering your waters," said the serviceman, identified as Nathan Thomas Summers of Hayle in Cornwall, southwest England.
"On the 23rd of March 2007 in Iranian waters we trespassed without permission," he said looking at someone or something off camera.
"I'd like to apologize for entering your waters without any permission. I know it happened back in 2004 and I know our government promised that it wouldn't happen again. Again I do apologize for entering your waters."
Summers added: "Since we've been arrested in Iran our treatment has been very friendly, we have not been harmed at all.
Friday's video showed three UK personnel seated in front of a floral backdrop, with one of them identified as Nathan Thomas Summers appearing later on camera to read a confession to what Tehran claims was their illegal entry into Iranian territory a week ago.
One of those shown in the video is Turney, while the third serviceman has not been identified.
Watch the Video of Confession
Talk Show America 3/30/2007