Friday, February 27, 2009

CentCom, State Department to hold joint press conference

INN is covering a 9:30 p.m. press conference called by the State Department and CentCom officials on a situation off the coast of Somalia as a ship bound for Iran is steered by pirates toward the pirate haven city of Eyl.

The ship was first reported seized about 10.5 hours ago, at 11:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

No word has come from the White House, the Secretary of State, the Office of the Vice President, the National Security Agency or the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the crisis, though the government of Iran has issued harsh words toward the U.S. in an official statement and the government of Puntland (Somalia) has issued a statement.

Watch for Nick Stacy's coverage on INN.

Warning!

This is part of a foreign policy simulation for the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. The events depicted are not actually happening.