As America is poised to secure the releasing of sanctions that have been effective if hindering Iran’s economy and their state sponsoring of terrorism around the globe, the despotic regime has announced that they will soon release the crews of two small Navy vessels that had been captured by the Iranian government.
U.S. officials have claimed that one of the vessels encountered mechanical difficulties near Farsi Island in the middle of the Persian Gulf and ran aground. Iran had detained the crew.
Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook announced,
“We have been in contact with Iran and have received assurances that the crew and the vessels will be returned promptly.”
According to a senior U.S. official, Secretary of State John Kerry learned of the incident around 12:30 p.m. EST as he and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter were in a meeting.
Kerry, who has long championed a deal with Iran to release effective economic sanctions on the Islamic regime in exchange for a promise to slow-down advancements towards developing a nuclear weapon, reportedly called Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif immediately to disclose the incident and request the return of the U.S. personnel.
Some reports have not made clear whether both the crew and the vessels will be returned, but the Pentagon has assured that both the crew and the vessels will be returned to the U.S. soon.
Though much of Iran’s top military leadership has continued to make bold threats towards the U.S. and her ally, Israel, the Obama Administration has remained committed to appeasing the despotic regime who serves as a tremendous sponsor of terrorism throughout the world as a means of securing a supposed legacy for President Obama in the twilight of his presidency.