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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Iran demands US 'apologize' after 10 sailors taken captive

Iran has demanded the United States "apologize" after the Iranian navy captured 10 American sailors and confiscated their equipment.

The Iranian military claims the US sailors "violated" Iranian territorial waters due to faulty equipment, with Iran's Fars news agency reporting they had drifted two kilometers into Iranian territory. The Pentagon confirmed that the boats accidentally strayed into Iranian waters due to a mechanical malfunction.

The sailors were detained by the naval arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. (READ MORE)