Iranian state TV released several videos Wednesday showing the 10 U.S.Navy sailors who were captured and detained after their boat drifted into waters claimed by the long-time American adversary.
U.S. officials have said the two riverine command boats strayed into Iranian waters near Farsi Island in the Arabian Gulf, which is a base for the elite Revolutionary Guard. "It was a mistake. That was our fault. We apologize for our mistake," one crew member says in the video clip.
The U.S. State Department had denied Iran's claims that U.S. officials apologized to Iran, in part to secure the sailors' release.