The Iranian Revolutionary Guard captured ten U.S. Navy sailors after their broken down vessel mistakingly drifted into Iranian waters.

Although the Iranians did release all ten sailors, including nine men and one female that was forced to wear a headdress, it took hours to release them; and even the release took place after the soldiers were forced on their knees with their hands on their heads, and a video showing the sailors’ commander expressing fault.

“It was a mistake that was our fault. We apologize for our mistake. The Iranian behavior was fantastic while we were here. We thank you very much for your hospitality and your assistance,” said the commander during an interview with Iran’s Press TV. “The Iranian patrol boat came out when we were having engine issues and had weapons drawn, so we tried to talk to them until more boats came out and took us in,” he later added.

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Some (Republicans) are wondering why President Obama did not mention the situation during his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, but like the commander in the video, it was an attempt to defuse what could have been a hostile and deadly situation.

The Iranians did release the Navy sailors to the American naval fleet in the Persian Gulf, which was a great thing, however, it’s being said that the U.S. has thanked them for the actions of a release, and apologized for the mistake. The U.S. says that there was no such apology.

“There is no truth in reporting that Secretary Kerry apologized to the Iranians,” Kerry spokesman John Kirby told reporters, later tweeting that the claim had “zero” validity. “As the Secretary said in his statement this morning, he expressed gratitude to Iranian authorities for their cooperation in swiftly resolving this matter, and noted that the peaceful and efficient resolution of this issue is a testament to the critical role diplomacy plays in keeping our country safe, secure, and strong.”

I don’t know why we couldn’t just leave well enough alone.

The Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif took to Twitter to add his input, although he did not mention the apology.

“Happy to see dialog and respect, not threats and impetuousness, swiftly resolved the #sailors episode. Let’s learn from this latest example,” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif wrote.

Check out more on the sailors in the gallery at the top.