‘Navigation error’ led US sailors to Iranian waters
The two US Navy boats strayed into Iranian waters by accident, due to a “navigational error,” Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said. The Pentagon previously blamed mechanical trouble for the incident. "The information that they have given us, and through their commanders is that they did stray accidentally into Iranian waters due to a navigation error," Carter said Thursday in an interview with Univision during a trip to Miami. "So that seems to be the original cause of this, according to the interviews that we have done."