US thanks Iran for swift release of sailors

US thanks Iran for swift release of sailors

US thanks Iran for swift release of sailors

Written by Tharushan Fernando

14 Jan, 2016 | 10:13 am

The US has thanked Iran for its release of 10 US sailors who were detained for entering Iranian waters.

The sailors were detained on Tuesday,earlier this week when one of their two vessels broke down while training in the Gulf. The incursion was deemed ‘unintentional’ by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. According to Iranian state media,the sailors were released into international waters after they apologized.

The US is investigating how the sailors entered Iranian waters.

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