U.S. Navy Rescues Iranians Who Were Captured by Pirates

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  1. Unbeliever

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    There is also (some, short) video of it:
     
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    I guess thee over one to the US.
     
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    Thanks USA for this :tup:
     
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    Poor fishermen, folks back might have thought they dead. Nobody wud have paid ransom either. Is iran patrolling antipiracy mission?
     
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    Good job USA.
     
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    Good news, I wonder why UN does so little against the pirates, guess they unimportant :azn:
     
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    Hope this would cool off some tension between the two.
     
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    Since Iran isnt the source of tension, unlikely.
     
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    Awesome news! :woot:
     
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    lol
    really lol
    do you people know where is aden? what about iran
    i dunno how you people believe such thing they counting on lack of knowledge
    why and how iranian (from 13 we get that it was not a big ship and just a Lange) lange can sail 1500km for fish! what kind of fish not living here in persian gulf or oman sea that lead them to this decision to sail to Arabian sea!
    fisher! really??!!!
    its more like drug dealers its fits US military better!
    even if such nonsence is true what can probably lead Iranian government that these US have any good intention !
    or how our people can believe those who killed 290 civilian in airplane and give medal to the man who shot down our plane have any good intention
    we are not idiots.unlike those how can be bought with these little propaganda!
     
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    Ermmm. The article only mentions the North Arabian Sea?? Which, correct me if I'm wrong, is right next to Iran??
    Besides, people can migrate to other countries.
     
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    that part has no pirate the most of them are in aden gulf in south of arabian sea
    you sea the part they call Arabian sea started atleast from 500 south Iran none of fisher use such lange.
    and the part that the pirates live is from 1800 km south of iran to other side in redsea so the second theory makescene a little
    and if the came from other countries so whats the point of shouting them "they've been iranian"
    its more like a propaganda thing as you can see the deleted my comment which has nothing against rules in yahoo!
    so propaganda make scene better that other theories
     
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    Thanks but this does not change anything.
     
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    Amazing how many Iranians are claiming "Propaganda!!" How about a simple TY? I'd thank Iranian Navy if they rescued U.S. Mariners in distress. It's just simple decency.
     
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    Iran praises 'humanitarian' US Navy
    Last Updated: Sunday, January 08, 2012, 08:59

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    US Navy sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd greet a crew member of the Iranian fishing vessel, the Al Molai Friday, Jan 6, 2012 in the Arabian Sea. -- PHOTO: AP

    Tehran: Iran has hailed the actions of the US Navy as "humanitarian" after an American warship freed 13 Iranians held by Somali pirates.

    "We consider the actions of the US forces in saving the lives of Iranian seamen to be a humanitarian and positive act and we welcome such behaviour," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast was quoted as saying on Saturday by the Al-Alam broadcaster.

    The US Navy said in a statement that the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd, part of the USS John C Stennis aircraft carrier strike group which just departed the Gulf, responded to a distress call from the Iranian boat Al Molai held by Somali pirates for more than 40 days.


    A US Navy team from the USS Kidd was taken by a helicopter to the Iranian boat on Thursday. The boat was freed and 15 pirates were detained, Xinhua reported.

    The pirates were believed to be Somalis. The Iranians were released after the US Navy restocked and refueled their vessel, said RIA Novosti.

    The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said the campaign against pirates was an "international obligation", and Iran has conducted such operations in the past against pirates to release sailors of other nations, Xinhua reported citing IRNA news agency.

    The Iranians were also given food, water and medical care by the US Navy team.


    The rescue operation came amid rising tension between the US and Iran, which conducted a 10-day naval exercise dubbed "Velayat 90" starting December 24. The USS John C Stennis was reportedly sent to the Gulf to observe the military drill.