LONDON | 6 Iranians found on English beach as Channel crossings mount

LONDON | 6 Iranians found on English beach as Channel crossings mount

LONDON— The governments of France and Britain scrambled to respond Sunday to a mounting number of migrants attempting to cross the English Channel, a trend illustrated by six Iranian men who turned up on a beach in southeastern England.

The recent increase in migrants departing France in small boats with England as their destination led to an urgent telephone call Sunday between French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner and British Home Secretary Sajid Javid.

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