“The fact is they are free. They have been – they’re back. It happened quickly,” Pelosi told CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday. “And I think the diplomacy in the treaty and the fact that the implementation day is imminent all weighed in to make this something that was resolved as quickly as possible.”
President Obama not only did not mention U.S. sailors who were held captive by the Iranian regime for one night during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, he did not discuss the five Americans who have been held by Iran between four months and 9 years for a variety of reasons.
The sailors, who were accused by Iran for navigating into the country’s waters Tuesday night, were detained and later released Wednesday morning, but their small crafts were seized by Iran. The regime released photos and videos of the sailors in captivity.
Steve Guest contributed to this report