Unless you've been living under a rock, you know about this:
Ten U.S. sailors and two U.S. riverine command boats – small shallow-water patrol craft with minimal technology or defenses – were detained Tuesday [January 12, 2016] after a mechanical failure caused the boats to drift into Iran’s territorial waters near Farsi Island, U.S. defense officials said. There were nine male sailors and one female sailor on board.The US Navy personnel have been released.
After Iran impounded their vessels, the video shows the crews being taken to what looks to be a closed-off room with white walls and rugs. The crew removed their shirts and shoes; it was not clear if the Iranians required them to do so. The male sailors are wearing olive T-shirts, and the female sailor is wearing a long-sleeve shirt and a head covering.
The images and the video broadcast on Iranian television:
Before the above images and video were released, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry thanked Iran for releasing the sailors. He also announced that, as early as Friday, January 15, 2016, Iran may be satisfying the nuke deal and on its way to recovering $100 billion of assets frozen in overseas banks.
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