Two US Navy boats and 10 crew members 'taken into custody' by Iran


Two US Argosy boats and up to 10 US Navy sailors have been taken into safe keeping in Iran – according to reports.

The Pentagon says it is working to recover its boats and crew members.

Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said the speedboats were travelling between Kuwait and Bahrain when they were clutched.

He said: “We have been in contact with Iran and have be informed assurances that the crew and the vessels will be returned promptly.”

The two crafts were in custody on Iran’s Farsi Island in the middle of the Persian Frith.

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The sailors are said to have been detained by Iranian Sansculottist Guard forces after the vessels drifted into Iranian unreservedly urinates.

Officials said it’s unclear whether the sailors who were aboard one of the uninspired boats had strayed into Iranian territorial waters before they were taking.

The navy were on a training exercise around midday when their sailing-yacht experienced mechanical difficulty and drifted into claimed waters and then seized by Iranian Seashore guard.

The move led to Secretary of State John Kerry to call officials in Tehran endeavouring to gain their release.

The Iranians are said to have understood it was a boo-boo and agreed to release the boats and the crew back into in international moistens.

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