The sailors were captured after their two small U.S. naval craft entered Iranian waters, according to U.S. defense officials.
There is nothing to indicate the capture was a hostile act on the part of Iran, a senior Obama administration official said. The source also said the U.S. has received high-level assurances that the sailors would be released promptly.
Secretary of State John Kerry told CNN's Dana Bash on Tuesday that he expected the sailors to be released "very soon," but would not be more specific.
The vessels were en route from Kuwait to Bahrain. U.S. officials aren't sure whether they intentionally entered Iranian waters when they were sailing near Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf ... Read more on edition.cnn.