Navy Rescues Iranian Ship Crew

American ship saves 13 held by pirates.
1:16 | 01/06/12

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Extraordinary rescue at sea at a time when there's a war of words rising tension with -- run the US navy did something spectacular. Just days after the Saber rattling from Iran about US warships in the region. One of those American ships saved thirteen -- Ronnie and -- here's ABC's Martha Raddatz. It was a rescue mission drenched in irony the USS Kidd was steaming through the waters of the Arabian Sea. When it spotted Somali pirates holding a fishing vessel hostage the US navy responded. Sending an armed team onto the ship. The pirates didn't put up a fight. And that's when the US sailors found thirteen. Iranians. Who would been held on board against their will. For nearly two months I spoke to the commander at the USS Kidd. They knew. The crew rescuing them. Where America. They could be that we had our US flag was flying. There are very cordial very thankful. The USS Kidd is part of a group of ships that Iran threatened just days ago oh. But today when the -- fisherman said goodbye they were all wearing USS Kidd baseball caps. Martha Raddatz ABC news Washington.

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