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January 13, 2016 10:37 am

Iran Releases US Navy Crew Members Accused of ‘Trespassing’

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A map showing Farsi Island. Iranian military forces seized two U.S. Navy vessels and held them on Iran’s Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf. Photo: Twitter.

A map showing Farsi Island. Iranian military forces seized two U.S. Navy vessels and held them on Iran’s Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf. Photo: Twitter.

Iran has released two United States Navy patrol boats and 10 crew members who were described as “trespassing” in Iranian waters near a major naval base, state news media reported on Wednesday.

The Pentagon and the State Department said that one of the boats had experienced mechanical problems en route to Bahrain from Kuwait on a routine mission on Tuesday, and the Iranians appeared to have accepted that explanation.

Read full story at The New York Times.

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