US Sailors Detained By Iran


Two patrol boats and ten sailors were detained by Iranian Revolutionary Guard.


Two small Riverine boats entered the Iranian waters in the Gulf.  It is reported that the boats were troubled with mechanical issues and were moving to the Farsi Island in Iran.

The incident happened in the middle of the Gulf near Farsi island on Tuesday.  Iran suspects the US as reports say that the American boats were equipped with machine guns.  Nine men and a women were held for investigations.

Tehran promises pentagon that the boats and the crew will be returned promptly.  Politically tensions remain between Iran and US as Iran’s navy conducted rocket tests near US warships after the intended nuclear deal.

The Revolutionary Guard has aggressively protected Iranian sea borders in the past.

US Officials persistently persuades Tehran to free the detainees.

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