Iran holds 10 American sailors

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Iran detained 10 US sailors aboard two US Navy boats in the Gulf on Tuesday in an incident that rattled nerves days ahead of the expected implementation of a landmark nuclear accord with Tehran.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards in a statement early Wednesday confirmed they seized two American boats and 10 marines in “Iranian territory” near the Farsi island in the Gulf.

“At 16:30 (13:00 GMT) Tuesday, two American combat boats carrying 10 armed marines who had entered Iranian territory were seized by the combat units of the Guards naval force and moved to Farsi island,” an official statement said.

The marines are “in good health”, the statement added.

Info: prothom-alo,bdnews24

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