By John Lee.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) have released the 10 US sailors who were detained on Tuesday for entering its territorial waters.
The Commander of the IRGC’s Navy Brigadier General, Ali Fadawi [Ali Fadavi] (pictured), said the vessels entered Iran’s waters because their navigation systems had broken down.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has thanked Iran, adding:
“That this issue was resolved peacefully and efficiently is a testament to the critical role diplomacy plays in keeping our country safe, secure and strong.”
(Sources: BBC, PressTV, AP)