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Iranian sailors helped scare off armed pirates who attacked an American cargo ship in the Gulf of Oman, Iranian state media reported Thursday.
Iran detains 13 alleged pirates after clash
It's the latest example of U.S.-Iranian cooperation on pirate-infested high seas despite a wave of tensions between Washington and Tehran over the decades.
Tehran has threatened to close the the strait if sanctions are imposed on its exports of crude oil. The West has been using sanctions and diplomacy to try to stop Iran from producing nuclear weapons.
Originally posted by BASSPLYR
Sailors in general help other seamen. During the height of the cold war the americans and the russians had as adversarial a relationship one could get. yet the submariners on both sides felt closer to their enemy submariners than to their own military. A common bond, a common hardship. brings most people together.
Originally posted by RyanFromCan
Those dastardly Iranian terrorists, they could not possibly have done this, it was a ruse, a bait and switch, it must have been, no Iranian 3 headed monster could possibly not wish evil and harm on poor innocent Americans, least of all defend them.