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Donald Trump calls for release of sailors from Iran hours after they had been set free

According to government officials, the sailors were allowed to leave Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf at 8.43am GMT (3.43am ET), and were returned home to the U.S. The Department of Defense issued a statement on Thursday morning saying that the sailors had been released and were not harmed.

Presidential candidate Donald Trump called for the release of the 10 American sailors who were detained by Iran’s Republican guard, but only hours after they were released.

According to government officials, the sailors were allowed to leave Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf at 8.43am GMT (3.43am ET), and were returned home to the U.S. The Department of Defense issued a statement on Thursday morning saying that the sailors had been released and were not harmed.

According to the Independent, they have been held overnight for “trespassing” in Iranian territory, shaking nerves in the few days leading up to a deal on nuclear between Washington and Tehran.

Trump, however, believed the saliors were still being held by Iranian authorities, in foreign waters.


According to Business Insider, Trump said that the Iranians “like to taunt us because they don’t have respect for our leaders” and that he would be “much tougher” than President Obama has been on Iran.

The Navy said it will launch an investigation into why the sailors ended up in Iran after their boat reportedly had mechanical issues.

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13 Comments

13 Comments

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    Simon Peters

    January 14, 2016 at 10:40 am

    A man with his finger on the pulse…

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    Diana Bauer

    January 14, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Just wait; Trump will take credit for the release of our men in 4…3…2…

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    Troy J. Addison Sr.

    January 14, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Dumb Donald strikes again! The voice of the GOP!

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    61chrissterry

    January 14, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    The voice of diplomacy.

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    Perry

    January 14, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    That’s what happens when you only listen to Faux News.

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    Bill

    January 14, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Oh my. A case of a day late and a dollar short!
    Trump is a a couple French fries short of a happy meal!

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    Vicki Vogt

    January 14, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    He was probably just too busy tweeting his awesome comebacks to Megan Kelly….

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    Anthony

    January 14, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    “a couple French fries short of a happy meal!” lol that’s hilarious.

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    Iain

    January 15, 2016 at 12:46 am

    I wonder if all you commenters will ever achieve a portion of what Trump has achieved. He may not be the president but he gets my creds for achievement which is more that I would give any of the commenters above.

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    John-Andrew Murphy

    January 15, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Like four corporate bankruptcies? Multiple failed marriages? A bad toupee? Starting out rich and still unable to afford a decent hair cut? And, since you have no idea who the other posters are or what we’ve accomplished, I’m wondering how you can honestly write that comment with a straight face. Trump, if he’d been raised in a middle-class house, wouldn’t have amounted to very much. The millions he got from his father gave him a massive advantage he wouldn’t otherwise have had.

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    Sue

    January 16, 2016 at 7:18 am

    You are so right. The guys a Complete idiot. And his followers aren’t far behind.

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    61chrissterry

    January 16, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Are you sure Sue, nobody is Complete. He has too much money and arrogance and without the former he would be nothing.

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