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Iran holds two US navy boats in Gulf

by the First Source News MediaJanuary 13, 2016

Ten Americans reported to be detained as small craft briefly go missing but US Defense Department has received assurances vessels will be released soon

US officials say they have received assurances from Tehran that the crew of two small US navy ships – currently in Iranian custody – will soon be allowed to continue their journey.

The two small craft briefly went missing on Tuesday after transiting the Gulf from Kuwait to Bahrain. The Pentagon said the crews ended up in Iranian custody, sparking immediate fears of escalating tensions during a week when is expected to receive the first wave of sanctions relief from the landmark nuclear accords.

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