At SOTU, Obama Skips Mention of Navy Sailors Detained in Iran

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Jan 12, 2016 10:15 PM
At SOTU, Obama Skips Mention of Navy Sailors Detained in Iran

Americans were alarmed and even outraged today when the Pentagon reported Iran had detained 10 American sailors who were traveling between Kuwait and Bahrain. The two U.S. Navy ships, it appears, had run aground and sailed into Iranian territory.

Many details are still unavailable and Americans expected President Obama to give them an update on the situation at tonight’s State of the Union. However, he decided to stick to his pre-planned script. All the public had in the way of comfort was White House Communications Director Jen Psaki declaring on CNN that the sailors were safe.

How reassuring.

Considering how Iran has violated the White House’s nuclear agreement and is reportedly still developing its nuclear weapon technology, we have the right to be a little suspicious.

Psaki went on to say the president would be briefing Congress on the situation soon.