Iran Mocks US Sailors in Revolution Day Parade

Iran continued to publicly mock the U.S. sailors it detained last month.

Groups of shackled Iranian men and at least one woman (many of them overweight) were paraded thought the streets of downtown Tehran as part of the celebration. Dressed in fatigues meant to depict those of U.S. sailors, the men had guns pointed at them while kneeling on the ground with their hands behind their heads. Others were tied together with bags over their heads.

Crowds gathered to watch the mock reenactment of the heavily propagandized Jan. 12 incident. Ten American sailors were detained for roughly 24 hours after their Riverine command boats strayed into Iranian waters near Farsi Island.

The Navy’s 5th Fleet released a short description of the incident last month but has yet to produce a larger investigation it said is in the works. None of the U.S. sailors involved have publicly talked about the incident.