Iran Releases 10 Navy Sailors After Drifting Into Waters

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps has released 10 U.S. Navy sailors who were being held after their boats are said to have drifted into Iranian waters on a journey from Kuwait to Bahrain Tuesday.
1:32 | 01/13/16

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Announced first on Iranian TV these pictures released by the same show the US sailors on their way back TUS custody. Also want to thank the Arabian authorities. For their cooperation. And quick response. The sailors are seen on the floor of the same votes in which they were seized the one female sailor wearing a head covering required in Iran. These are always situations which as everybody here knows of an ability. If not properly guided to get out of control. And I'm appreciative. For the quick appropriate response. The Arabian authorities. The crisis began on Tuesday after the sailors to small boats allegedly drafted into an Iranian waters. They we're transitioning from Kuwait to Bahrain when the Iranians say the navigation equipment on one of the boats failed. Resulting in what they called quote an intrusion this video from an Iranian government news service shows the terrifying moments of the capture. You can see the Iranians boarding the US boats the American sailors with their hands up. Their firearms being inspected by Iranians. The quick resolution defused what could have been an international crisis. And just days Iran is expected to meet the terms of the nuclear deal created last summer with world powers. In which 100 billion dollars worth of sanctions. Could be lifted. Carla gotta get it at ABC news New York.

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