WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2016 —
Iranian authorities have assured U.S. officials that the crews of two small U.S. Navy craft will be allowed to continue traveling from Kuwait to Bahrain, a senior defense official said.
Speaking on background, the official said contact was lost with the two vessels earlier today.
“We subsequently have been in communication with Iranian authorities, who have informed us of the safety and well-being of our personnel,” the official said. “We have received assurances the sailors will promptly be allowed to continue their journey."