‘What an embarrassment’: Iran gives out medals for capture of U.S. sailors

Posted at 4:20 pm on January 31, 2016 by Jacob Bunn

As Reuters reports, Iran distributed medals to the soldiers who captured U.S. sailors and put them on their knees at gunpoint.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has said Iran should remain wary of its arch-enemy the United States even after a landmark accord over Tehran’s nuclear program, awarded the Fath (Victory) medal to the head of the navy of the Revolutionary Guards and four commanders involved in the seizure of two U.S. Navy boats.

Iran has awarded the Fath medal since 1989 to war heroes, military commanders and politicians, especially those linked to the eight-year Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s.

If that doesn’t make you sick to your stomach…

Embarrassment isn’t even the word.

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