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The US Navy Destroyer That Fired Missiles at Yemen Just Rescued Stranded Iranian Sailors

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 23, 2011) The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) is underway during the Atlantic phase of UNITAS 52. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

By Alex Lockie, Business Insider:

In yet another development in an already eventful deployment, US Navy sailors aboard the USS Nitze rescued three stranded Iranians in the Arabian Gulf on Friday.

The Iranians made a distress call after their boat stalled. US Sailors responded quickly, providing a case of water and a new battery for the vessel.

“Our Sailors are trained to respond quickly to those in distress at sea,” said Cmdr. Paul Kaylor, commanding officer of Nitze said in a US Navy statement. “We are proud to have assisted in this situation.”

Interactions with Iranians in the Arabian Gulf have not always been positive…

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