Ten (10) American sailors detained in Iran
Ten soldiers of the US Navy were held, Wednesday, January 13 in the morning, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards on Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf. The US authorities were waiting for their release in the morning, after the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, joined his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday late afternoon. A senior officer of the Navy of the Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday, in the morning, that “the subject [was]about to be solved.”
These ten sailors, nine men and one woman, members of First Riverine Squadron in San Diego, crossed on a training mission aboard two small boats between Kuwait and Bahrain, where is parked the V th US fleet, according to the Pentagon. They were victims of mechanical problems and would have drifted Farsi Island, in the middle of the Gulf, where the Iranian armed forces have arrested about 16 hours Tuesday (18 h 30 to Paris). The Revolutionary Guards said that both crews had penetrated two kilometers into Iranian territorial waters. Reported their disappearance, the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman-deployed some of its fleet and has scrambled aircraft. A radio signal permits quickly locate sailors on the island.