Iran detains 2 U.S. Navy boats, 10 sailors in Persian Gulf

January 12, 2016 11:29 PM

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Iran detains 2 U.S. Navy boats, 10 sailors in Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON — Ten sailors aboard two small U.S. Navy boats were detained by Iran on Tuesday, but Tehran assured U.S. officials the crew and vessels would be promptly returned.

The two riverine boats were en route from Kuwait to Bahrain when the military lost contact with the vessels, a U.S. military official told USA TODAY. The U.S. has been communicating with Iranian officials, who gave assurances of the sailors' safety, the official said.

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