The dismissal of the commander of American sailors held by Iran

The dismissal of the commander of American sailors held by Iran

05/13/2016 09:00 (Baghdad time)

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US Navy, said she sacked the commander of the ten marines who strayed into Iranian territorial waters in the Gulf and Tehran were detained for a short period.

Marine said in a statement that it had lost confidence in the Commander Eric Ra_i_ who was the officer in charge of the unit, which included ten soldiers time of the accident.

Ra_i_ and became the first person to publicly disclose his name after an initial investigation into the incident, which occurred near Farsi Island in the Gulf.

A US official said that the commander of the naval forces in the Middle East is also taken legal action against the other soldiers had been involved, but declined to provide details.

Such administrative sanctions may include letters of reprimand or directing tips and guidelines for oral.

Navy has not yet been issued, but the results of his investigation in February, the military said American soldiers were intercepted at January 12 after one of their boats suffered engine mechanical failure, and also extracted Hrihta run for two phones online satellites were with the soldiers.

And the granting of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, then Iran’s Navy medals of the leaders on the background of the families of American soldiers. And aired Iranian media videos for soldiers detainees including scenes afternoon where members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards who are pointing weapons toward the Americans as they sat and they put their hands over their heads.

After about 15 hours freed the Americans after the US Secretary of State John Kerry intervened with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, leading to avoid a diplomatic crisis prior to the implementation of Iran’s nuclear agreement and the lifting of international sanctions on Tehran. / Ended 29 n / 10