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U.S. Saves More Iranians at Sea

Can’t we all just get along? The U.S. Coast Guard saved six Iranian sailors from a flooded vessel in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, the second time it has rescued Iranians at sea in the past week. Ahmadinejad’s nation has been fuming about the presence of American ships in the Gulf, showing off with blustery naval exercises, but today’s rescue comes only a few days after an American mission that saved 13 Iranians from a pirated fishing boat in the same area. Iran gave thanks for that mission, calling it a “humanitarian act,” but has not commented on the latest one. The U.S. is currently dialing up sanctions on the Middle Eastern country over its burgeoning nuclear program.