“That’s why we built a global coalition, with sanctions and principled diplomacy, to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran. As we speak, Iran has rolled back its nuclear program, shipped out its uranium stockpile, and the world has avoided another war,” he said.
Aside from seizing the two ships, Iran has tested two ballistic missiles, ingratiated itself in Syria by supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad and denied Tuesday it has followed through on a key provision in the nuclear deal by dismantling the core of a nuclear reactor. (RELATED: Iran Denies Reports That It Followed Key Nuke Deal Obligation)
Shortly after the State of the Union address, CNN reported that Iran was supposedly going to release the sailors at dawn. As of the writing of this article, dawn has come and gone in Iran and the sailors have yet to be released.
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