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US Rescues Iranians in Gulf (Again)

Coast Guard gets six off distressed fishing boat
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2012 3:49 PM CST
US Rescues Iranians in Gulf (Again)
This handout photo provided by the US Coast Guard shows the port beam view of the Iran-flagged Ya-Hussayn in Persian Gulf.   (AP Photo/US Coast Guard)

(Newser) – The big bad Americans rescued more Iranians at sea today. This time, a US Coast Guard cutter plucked six fishermen off their boat in the Gulf when the engine failed and the vessel began flooding, reports Fox News. The crew hailed the passing US ship with flares and flashlights. It's pretty routine stuff, notes the BBC, but another PR opportunity for the State Department amid the war of words going on with Iran. The development follows last week's rescue of 13 Iranian fishermen from pirates. (Read more Iran stories.)

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