Nonetheless, our gratitude is heartfelt:
Secretary of State John Kerry expressed "gratitude to Iranian authorities for their cooperation in swiftly resolving this matter," in a statement Wednesday…If not a testament to the right of passage in international waters.
[A]dding later, "That this issue was resolved peacefully and efficiently is a testament to the critical role diplomacy plays in keeping our country safe, secure, and strong…”
The Secretary might have mentioned that the swiftest way to resolve this matter would have been not to seize our military personnel in the first place and not to even think about it again or we'll keep our $150 billion, but that would have been
There is nothing to indicate the capture was a hostile act on the part of Iran, a senior Obama administration official said.That statement is an admission by our government that our sailors were in Iranian waters, even though the US Navy is still investigating. That's the only explanation for the abduction not having been a hostile act.