BREAKING VIDEO: Iran state TV footage of moment of arresting 2 US boats & personnel pic.twitter.com/Ts4dbCBLyZ— Sobhan Hassanvand (@Hassanvand) January 13, 2016
A video shows U.S. sailors being detained by Iranian authorities after two American Navy vessels apparently drifted off course. The edited video shows the ten Americans with their hands over their heads as Iranian officials inspect their weapons and supplies.
Later views show the detained Americans eating a meal together. The sailors have been released by Iran. Secretary of State John Kerry credited the power of diplomacy and praised the Iranians for a quick and appropriate response to the tense situation.
Footage shows equipment carried by US boats seized by IRGC in Persian Gulf, then released pic.twitter.com/mYcIPaubOe— Sobhan Hassanvand (@Hassanvand) January 13, 2016
Commander of US sailors captured by IRGC in Iran's water apologizes for 'misunderstanding' & 'mistake' pic.twitter.com/MolRUcbJs5— Sobhan Hassanvand (@Hassanvand) January 13, 2016