Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Iran takes two US Navy ships into custody

Ten American sailors are in Iranian custody, according to a U.S. defense official.

The official expects the situation to be resolved quickly.

A senior administration official says that the U.S. lost contact with two small U.S. naval craft en route from Kuwait to Bahrain.

"We subsequently have been in communication with Iranian authorities, who have informed us of the safety and well-being of our personnel," the official said. "We have received assurances the sailors will promptly be allowed to continue their journey."
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