On Wednesday, reports broke that Iran released the 10 sailors it had captured, but not before the Obama administration apologized to the Iranians.
The BBC reported:
The US has apologised to Iran after 10 American sailors were arrested for entering Iranian waters, the commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards naval forces has said.
General Ali Fadavi accused those detained of “unprofessional” acts.
But he suggested the group, who are being held by the guards, could be released soon.
The incident comes at a sensitive time, as the US and Iran try to implement the deal on Iran’s nuclear activities.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has contacted Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif over the incident.
Giving his assessment of the talks, Gen Fadavi said “Mr Zarif had a firm stance, saying that they were in our territorial waters and should not have been, and saying that they [the US] should apologise”.
“This has been done and it will not take long, and the naval force, according to its hierarchy, will act immediately upon the orders it receives,” he added.
The BBC also tweeted:
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) January 13, 2016
U.S. official said all 10 American sailors captured by Iran are onboard USS Anzio getting initial medical checks. https://t.co/SF1nmo3OdQ
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— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) January 13, 2016
Iran: Americans apologized before sailors released pic.twitter.com/v3vawK091r
— Press TV Breaking (@BREAKING_PTV) January 13, 2016
According to reports, the apology was a demand made by the Iranians. And naturally, the Obama regime complied…
Iran demands apology after US navy vessels enter its waters – video https://t.co/YMierzLrBY
— The Guardian (@guardian) January 13, 2016
Actor James Woods noted:
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) January 13, 2016
Say what you will about Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, but something tells me this wouldn’t happen if they were in the Oval Office…
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