A videotaped apology from an American sailor to his Iranian captors may have violated in international treaty.

FOX's Jon Decker has more from the White House:

After being held for about 16 hours in Iranian custody, 10 American sailors were released following a series of diplomatic calls between the U.S. and Iran.

During their detention, one unidentified sailor spoke to an Iranian reporter:

(Sailor) "It was a mistake that was our fault and we apologize for our mistake. The Iranian behavior was fantastic while we were here and we thank you for your hospitality and your assistance."

The circumstances surrounding the apology are not known. Some lawmakers have said that the video is in direct conflict of the Geneva Convention which prohibits prisoners of war from being subjected to "insults and public curiosity."

At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News.