Iran Foreign minister demands US apology over incursion



    Iran Foreign minister demands US apology over incursion

    Jan 13, Tehran: Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday it was interrogating 10 American sailors it had detained a day earlier, and dismissed talk of their prompt release, media reports said.

    Iran detained the sailors who were aboard two U.S. navy boats in the Gulf in an incident that rattled nerves days ahead of the expected implementation of a landmark nuclear accord.

    Iran's foreign minister demands apology over US incursion into territorial waters, Revolutionary Guards said.

    Guards spokesman Ramazan Sharif said in an interview with Tasnim news agency said that, "If, during the interrogation, we find out that they were on an intelligence gathering mission, we will treat them differently."

    Late on Tuesday, a U.S. defense official had said plans were in place for Iran to return the sailors early on Wednesday to a U.S. Navy vessel in international waters.

    But Sharif said that was speculation.

    The Oslo Times