Iran released the ten US sailors this morning.
But not until after the US apologized to the regime.
America had to apologize for Iran to release the 10 American sailors. https://t.co/rMgbjxB6eK
— Zachary O'Gafford (@Zach_Gafford) January 13, 2016
The regime released a photo of the ten US captives before their release.
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) January 13, 2016
The Obama administration reportedly apologized after Iran took ten US sailors hostage in the Persian Gulf.
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.