The Pentagon says the ten U.S. sailors who'd been held by Iran are now free. The nine men and one woman were held and questioned overnight. The Navy sailors were in two small boats traveling from Kuwait to Bahrain when they were detained by Iran's Revolutionary Guards yesterday after straying into Iranian waters.
The Pentagon says there's no indication the group was harmed in any way while in Iranian custody. Following their release they were taken on board the USS Anzio to undergo medical checks.
Shortly after word of the situation broke yesterday, Iran's foreign minister reportedly told Secretary of State John Kerry that the sailors would be released promptly.
Their capture came just days before the landmark deal on Iran's nuclear program is due to take effect. It calls for the lifting of economic sanctions in exchange for Iran ending its nuclear development program.
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