Iran Releases ‘Trespassing’ U.S. Sailors


us sailorsTwo U.S. Navy patrol boats and their crews were freed early Wednesday into international waters after being detained by Iranian Revolutionary Guards who say they entered Iranian territory.

“The detained U.S. Marines, after it was realized that their entry into Iran’s territorial waters was unintentional, and after the Marines apologized, were released into international waters in the Persian Gulf,” according to a statement on Iran’s state-run IRINN news channel.

The crews were seized Tuesday in a stretch between Bahrain and Kuwait, reportedly following mechanical problems near Iran’s Farsi Island naval base.

A Revolutionary Guards spokesman said the sailors were held under good conditions and with “Islamic compassion,” The New York Times reported. Read more at The New York Times.

{Andy Newscenter}