Iran holds 10 US sailors in Gulf

This US Navy photo released on January 12, 2016 shows the type of riverine command boat apprehended by IranIranian forces seized 10 US sailors after their Navy patrol boats strayed into hostile Gulf waters, in a setback to thawing ties between the foes. Senior US officials said they had received assurances from Tehran that the crews — taken to Farsi Island — would be allowed to sail onwards come first light. US Secretary of State John Kerry called his Iranian counterpart Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, with whom he negotiated the Iran nuclear deal.

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