Iran Releases Video of U.S. Sailor Apologizing: ‘That Was Our Mistake’

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The plot thickens around the 10 U.S. soldiers who were detained overnight by the Iranian government after two Navy boats entered Iranian territorial waters, a set of facts that both sides agree upon. The sailors have since been released, and as more video and images of their captivity trickle out, Iranian state television has released a video that shows one of the sailors admitting an unspecified mistake, and apologizing for it:

This video apology was delivered despite Vice President Joe Biden‘s insistence that the U.S. government offered no apology, and Iran had sought none.

Biden was asked about an official apology from the U.S. government, of course, which is not the same thing as a sailor making a remark about an innocent mistake. So far, this all seems consistent with the U.S. government’s characterization of this event as a non-hostile one, although videotaping a captive sailor isn’t exactly a friendly action.

Full article: Iran Releases Video of U.S. Sailor Apologizing: ‘That Was Our Mistake’ (MediaITE)

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