- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Iran has claimed it retrieved thousands of pages of information from the devices of 10 U.S. sailors who were briefly detained in January.

The Iranian State TV report quotes General Ali Razmjou, a naval commander in the Revolutionary Guard, as saying the information was retrieved from laptops, GPS devices and maps.

He added that more falls within Iran’s rights under international regulations, and the information retrieved fills 13,000 pages, according to The Associated Press.

The nine men and one woman were detained in January after they drifted into Iranian waters off the coast of Farsi Island, an outpost in the Persian Gulf that has been used as a base for Revolutionary Guard speedboats since the 1980s.

The seizure came just days before the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal with Western powers.

Images of the incident show the U.S. Navy sailors held at gunpoint before they were escorted to a small port facility on Farsi Island. The sailors were also filmed during their detainment.

They were released with their boats the following morning.

U.S. Central Command is currently investigating the incident and the soldiers treatment during their detainment.


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