US Sailors Surrender On Their Knees In New Propaganda Pictures

US Sailors Surrender On Their Knees In New Propaganda Pictures

Iranian state media has released new images of our U.S. Sailors on their knees after being captured by Iran’s navy, when their boat strayed into the Islamic Republic’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.

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IB Times Reports:

Iranian state media have released new images of the moment that 10 US sailors were captured by Iran’s navy after their boat strayed into the Islamic Republic’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.

The pictures show the ten sailors on their knees on the deck of the boat with hands clasped behind their heads, while others show their captured guns and equipment. The release of the photos is being seen by critics as an attempt by Tehran to capitalise on popular anti-American sentiment despite Iran’s improved relations with the US over the past 12 months.

The boats entered Iranian territorial waters on Tuesday night (12 January) by accident, the US has claimed, and were quickly released by the Iranians. US Secretary of State John Kerry apologised to his counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif for the mistake. The White House later said it had been assured of the sailors’ safety.

Iran’s Republican Guard later broadcast a statement on Iranian state television saying it had freed the US sailors and explained they had been released into international waters. In the wake of the incident, anti-Iran figures in the US and elsewhere took to social media to argue that Tehran’s actions were evidence that President Barack Obama’s relationship with Iran was a mistake.

The boats entered Iranian territorial waters on Tuesday night (12 January) by accident, the US has claimed, and were quickly released by the Iranians. US Secretary of State John Kerry apologised to his counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif for the mistake. The White House later said it had been assured of the sailors’ safety.

Iran’s Republican Guard later broadcast a statement on Iranian state television saying it had freed the US sailors and explained they had been released into international waters. In the wake of the incident, anti-Iran figures in the US and elsewhere took to social media to argue that Tehran’s actions were evidence that President Barack Obama’s relationship with Iran was a mistake.

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