U.S. ship crew rescues Iranian boat from piracy

U.S. ship crew rescues Iranian boat from piracy

Tehrān : Iran | Jan 06, 2012 at 10:44 AM PST
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CNN - Dubai Department of Defense announced that the American ship of war of its own, operate within the strike group, led by the aircraft carrier "Staines", which warned Iran recently against returning to the waters of the Gulf, rescued the crew of an Iranian, and arrested a group of pirates who took control of it.

John Kirby, spokesman for the ministry, said the ship "USS Kidd" of the aircraft carrier group "Staines" responded to a distress call, and arrested 15 pirates, mostly from Somalia, had captured Iranian ship.

Kirby added that the U.S. Navy detained pirates aboard the aircraft carrier, and the crew helped Iran to complete his journey on board the ship. He pointed out that the Iranian ship's captain, "thanked the U.S. Navy to help her."

Iran has been concluded before the days of maneuvers carried the name "State 90", lasted ten days after it began on 24 December last year, and included the launch of missiles and described Iran as "sophisticated." The exercises took place east of the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of ​​Oman and northern Indian Hait.

By the end of the exercises advised the commander of the Iranian army, General Atallah Salhi, a U.S. aircraft carrier, was sailing in the Sea of ​​Oman during the exercises, not to return to the waters of the Gulf. He said, adding that Iran "does not intend to repeat alerting and warning in this regard", in reference to the "Staines" and the group associated with them.

The Pentagon rejected the Iranian statements, and official spokesman stressed that the deployment of U.S. naval Gulf continues.

Abdel Fattah Hussein is based in Cairo, Kairo, Egypt, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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