Barack Obama’s new friend in the Middle East, Iran, to which he just released $150 billion and paved the way for an eventual nuclear weapons capability, warned the United States it has more embarrassing photos and information from captured U.S. sailors that were recently released from Iranian custody.
The head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy said Monday that if the U.S. seeks to humiliate Iran, the IRGC would release footage of 10 U.S. sailors detained last month that is much more embarrassing than the images released earlier.
Addressing Iranian lawmakers a day after being awarded a medal by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for the Jan. 12-13 incident in the Persian Gulf, Sardar Fadavi also said his personnel had obtained information from the U.S. sailors’ laptops and phones.
“We have extracted extensive information from their laptops and cell phones,” the state-owned Tasnim news agency quoted him as saying, adding that the material could be made public, reported CNS News. “If U.S. officials say they are angry with and frustrated by the footage released, they would be 100 times more embarrassed if the IRGC releases other films of the capture.”
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry thanked the Iranians after the sailors’ release and expressed “gratitude to the Iranian authorities for their cooperation in swiftly resolving this matter.”
“That this issue was resolved peacefully and efficiently is a testament to the critical role diplomacy plays in keeping our country safe, secure, and strong,” he said in a Jan. 13 statement.