Iran’s leaders constantly talk about the big bad United States and the oppression they feel at the hands of our leadership, yet for the second time in the row in less than a week it was US officials who rescued stranded Iranaian mariners from foreign waters.
Last week the U.S. Navy rescued 13 Iranian fisherman who had been held hostage by pirates for one month and this time it was the US Coast Guard who rescued six Iranian mariners who’s vessel broke down in the Gulf.
The mariners had been stuck at sea for long enough that the six men suffered burns and were receiving treatment.
According to reports the six Iranians were approximately 50 miles south-east of the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr when their engine room began flooding and the ship drew ever closer to sinking.
The men used flares and other objects to signal for help and received it in the form of the US Coast Guard.
In the meantime the Pentagon has said the men will be repatriated once they figure out the best course of action.
Speaking on behalf of the recently rescued crews an official in Washington said the US military continually rescues those in need and will continue to do so for Iranian mariners even as conditions between Iran and the US continue to escalate as Iran moves forward with their plans to enrich Uranium for what they say are peaceful means.
While Tehran did call last weeks rescue a “humanitarian gesture” they had also warned the U.S. to stay out of the region after leaving for Afghanistan.
As expected the U.S. government has refused to leave the Gulf where Iran says they will attempt to shut down the Strait of Hormuz should further sanctions be placed against the country, specifically when it comes to its oil fields where nearly 80% of the countries money is earned.