For the second time in a week, the U.S. armed forces come to the aid of Iranian seamen in distress.  This time, the U.S. Coast Guard, patrolling with a U.S. Naval Task Force, comes to the rescue of six Iranian sailors whose boat was the problem, rather than pirates.

FOX's Jennifer Griffin reports from the Pentagon:

Photo courtesy: U.S. Navy

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Monomoy responded to a cry from help from an Iranian cargo boat in the Persian Gulf.  The Iranian boat was having engine trouble, taking on water.  One of the six Iranian mariners rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard reportedly said that without their help they would be dead.

It is the second rescue by a U.S. military vessel since the Iranians threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz and not allow another U.S. aircraft carrier to pass through the oil transit point.

At the Pentagon, Jennifer Griffin, FOX News Radio.

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