US rescue of Iranians from pirates 'welcome': Iran
TEHRAN - Agence France-Presse
Ramin Mehmanparast . REUTERS PhotoThe US navy's rescue of 13 Iranians from pirates who had hijacked their fishing vessel was a "welcome" humanitarian act, foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told Iran's Arabic-language broadcaster Al-Alam on Saturday.
"We consider the actions of the US forces in saving the lives of Iranian seamen to be a humanitarian and positive act and we welcome such behaviour," Mehmanparast said.
"We think all nations should display such behaviour," he added.