[ltr]US Navy dismiss the commander of the force that Tehran detained because he "lost confidence" in the leadership[/ltr][ltr]
WASHINGTON - Iraq Press - May 13 / May: US Navy announced that the ten sailors commander of the Marines, who have strayed into Iranian territorial waters in the Gulf in January, Iran and detained for several hours, was sacked.
US Navy said in a statement that "Commander Eric Ra_i_, who was the officer in charge of the unit, comprising ten soldiers time of the accident, lost theconfidence of the Marine in his ability to lead."
She added that she had "lost confidence in theCommander Eric Ra_i_ who was the officer incharge of the unit , which included ten soldiers time of the accident."
Ra_i_ and became " the first person to publicly disclose his name after an initial investigation intothe incident , which occurred near an island in the Gulf."
The US official said that " the commander of the naval forces in the Middle East is also taken legal action against the other soldiers had been involved, but declined to provide details."
Such administrative sanctions may include letters of reprimand or directing tips and guidelines for oral.
The sailors ten, they are nine men and a woman, on board the two boats warheads quick off the island 's northern Gulf while detained by the Iranian authorities , which were released after less than twenty - four hours of the arrest, saying they "entered Iranian territorial waters mistake and unintentionally."
According to the Pentagon, the "one of the boats he showed signs of technical problems in the diesel engine, stop boats," adding that "this stop happened in Iranian territorial waters, although it is unclear whether the crew of the two boats knew thespecified location, and while the boats parked, The crew while trying to assess the technical flaw, they were approached by Iranian boats. "
The Pentagon said that "four Iranian boats came to the site equipped with armed elements , and after a conversation betweenthe two sides, Iranian soldiers boarded two boats and took them to an island in the northern Gulf." Q ended