Iran releases five detained British sailors

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Tehran, Dec 2: Five British sailors who were detained in southern Gulf waters by Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have been released, a statement by the elite force said on Wednesday, Dec 2.

"The five Britishers who had illegally entered with their vessel into the territorial waters of the Islamic Republic of Iran and who were arrested near the Siri island have been freed hours ago," a news agency quoted the statement as saying.

According to the statement, the five sailors were interrogated and "after investigation it became evident that their illegal entry was a mistake."

"So they were freed after taking the needed written commitments."

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