MSNBC Guests: ‘Nothing Alarming’ in Video of Iran Holding Sailors; Iran Is ‘Comfortable’ 'Partner'

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<p>Discussing Iran&rsquo;s seizure of 10 U.S. Sailors (and release) on Wednesday&rsquo;s edition of MSNBC&rsquo;s <em>The Last Word</em>, former UK Ministry of Defense official and foreign affairs correspondent Michael Kay declared that there was <strong>&ldquo;nothing alarming&rdquo; </strong>and instead<strong> &ldquo;standard protocol&rdquo;</strong> taking place in the video released by Iranian state TV of the nine men and one woman being boarded and held for one day.</p>

<p>In addition, <em>Atlantic</em> editor Steve Clemons gushed that the event was another step in <strong>&ldquo;something dramatic&rdquo; </strong>taking place with Iran going<strong> &ldquo;from being one of the most despised nations in our history to something that&#39;s a much more comfortable potential partner.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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