Iran releases image of captured sailor crying

Iranian state TV showed video Wednesday of one of 10 captured U.S. Navy sailors in tears while the group was being held by the country's Revolutionary Guard last month.

The footage, which was shown on the official Islamic Republic of Iran News Network, was condemned by the Navy, who called the sailors' captivity "outrageous and unacceptable."

The sailors were held for approximately 16 hours after two small vessels drifted into Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf Jan. 12. The so-called riverine command boats were attempting to travel from Bahrain to Kuwait.

The sailors did not appear to be physically harmed when they were released. However, Hossein Salami, a Revolutionary Guard commander, told state TV last month that the sailors had "started crying" after they were arrested.

Shortly after the sailors' release, state TV aired a statement from one crew member apologizing for entering Iranian waters and praising their captors for "your hospitality and your assistance."

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