US Navy rescues 10 Iranian sailors in Gulf of Oman

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The U.S. navy says it has rescued 10 mariners who claim to be Iranian from a burning boat in the Gulf of Oman.Wednesday’s rescue by the USS James E. Williams is at least the seventh involving Iranian sailors in nearly two years and is a reminder of U.S. efforts to demonstrate the humanitarian value of its naval presence in the Gulf, a strategic waterway the Iranian government has threatened to close in retaliation for international sanctions over its nuclear program. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day The vital role family plays in society Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The difference between men and women when it comes to pain More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories center_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories Comments   Share   The sailors were rescued from a traditional wooden boat flying an Iranian flag and transported aboard the U.S. vessel where they received medical treatment and are awaiting transport to aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, which is coordinating repatriation efforts, said Lt. Greg Raelson, spokesman for the Navy’s Bahrain-based 5th Fleet.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img

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