10 US Sailors in Custody After Entering Iranian Waters. Why Did Iran Put Its Water So Close to Our Navy?

The sailors were intercepted by the Iranian military after their patrol boats drifted into Iranian waters. Tehran vows to release the sailors as soon as possible.

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In what will probably be described in western media as an act of aggression by Evil Iran, ten US sailors have been detained by the Iranian military after their boats experienced mechanical difficulties and drifted into Iranian waters. The details:

Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told The Associated Press that the riverine boats were moving between Kuwait and Bahrain when the U.S. lost contact with them.

<figcaption>A US Navy Riverine patrol boat, probably patrolling waters thousands of miles from the United States</figcaption>
A US Navy Riverine patrol boat, probably patrolling waters thousands of miles from the United States

U.S. officials said that the incident happened near Farsi Island, situated in the Persian Gulf. They said that some type of mechanical trouble with one of the boats caused them to run aground and they were picked up by Iran. The sailors were in Iranian custody on Farsi Island at least for some time, but it's not certain where they are now.

According to the Pentagon, Tehran will return the crew "promptly".

The incident comes at a time when Iran is literally just days away from fullfilling its obligations under the recently-signed nuclear deal. So if you can read between the lines, what we're trying to say is "Iran is not interested in starting beef with the US, even when US sailors enter its waters."

But then again, why did Iran put its water so close to our navy?


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