Pentagon: 2 US Navy boats held by Iran but will be returned

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon says it briefly lost contact with two small Navy craft in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday but has received assurances from Iran that the crew and vessels will be returned safely and promptly.

Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook tells The Associated Press that the boats were moving between Kuwait and Bahrain when the US lost contact with them.

Cook says, “We have been in contact with Iran and have received assurances that the crew and the vessels will be returned promptly.”

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