Iran has awarded victory medals to navy commanders who detained US sailors

Five navy commanders who detained ten American sailors earlier this month have been awarded medals by Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

A diplomatic crisis was narrowly avoided after two US Navy patrol boats crossed into Iran’s waters from Kuwait to Bahrain on January 12.

The sailors were released a day later after being held on Farsi Island in the Gulf after it was established the trespassing was not ‘hostile or for spying purposes’.

  • David Murrell

    Was Obama present at the medal ceremony?

    • You bet;)

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      This all seems too suspicious.
      How does the best fighting force in the world get captured by Iranians?

      • Clink9

        Have you seen their Commander In Chief?

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          And I’m counting the days until he’s gone.

    • Alain

      If not in the flesh, then in spirit.

  • Brett_McS

    I presume the American sailors were told to stand down.

    This is how it should have been done:–mate-How-Aussies-repelled-Iranian-gunboats-unlike-hapless-sailors.html

    • Minicapt

      Back in 2003, one of the Iranian boats tried to evade a Canadian ship, but the Captain decided to exercise the ship’s crew in various manoeuvring drill. After a half hour, he let the Iranian book return to home port, having swamped it several times.


    • The Americans were obviously ordered to stand down by the White House.