US apologises for Iran naval incursion – Revolutionary Guards

Ladies and gentlemen, how the U.S. military looks in 2016 — a far cry from 10 – 15 years ago:

 

The US has apologised to Iran after 10 American sailors were arrested for entering Iranian waters, the commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards naval forces has said.

General Ali Fadavi accused those detained of “unprofessional” acts.

But he suggested the group, who are being held by the guards, could be released soon.

The incident comes at a sensitive time, as the US and Iran try to implement the deal on Iran’s nuclear activities.

Giving his assessment of the talks, Gen Fadavi said “Mr Zarif had a firm stance, saying that they were in our territorial waters and should not have been, and saying that they [the US] should apologise”.

“This has been done and it will not take long, and the naval force, according to its hierarchy, will act immediately upon the orders it receives,” he added.

Iran’s influential Revolutionary Guard – tasked with protecting the country’s 1979 Islamic revolution – has strongly defended Iranian sea borders in the past.

Full article: US apologises for Iran naval incursion – Revolutionary Guards (BBC)

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