We were kidding Monday when we called for another dramatic rescue of Iranians on the high seas, but according to the Pentagon, members of the American military did it again Tuesday. Either our cynicism is getting more pronounced or the news cycle is becoming startlingly predictable. –KA


A US ship has picked up Iranians in trouble at sea, in the second such rescue in less than a week, the Pentagon has said.

US Coast Guard cutter Monomoy rescued six Iranian mariners after their vessel broke down in the Gulf.

One of the six had suffered burns and is receiving treatment, Pentagon spokesman George Little told reporters.

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