U.S. sailors captured by Iran were held at gunpoint: U.S. military

January 18, 2016 6:50 PM

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U.S. sailors captured by Iran were held at gunpoint: U.S. military

WASHINGTON The 10 U.S. sailors who were briefly detained by the Iranian military last week were held at gunpoint and had a verbal exchange with Iranian personnel before they were released, the U.S. military said Monday.

Just two days after the United States and other world powers lifted sanctions on Iran, the military released its most comprehensive timeline to date of the events surrounding the sailors' brief detainment.

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