- "The fact is they are free. They're back. It happened quickly," Pelosi told CNN's Chris Cuomo
- Pelosi framed the return of the sailors as a vindication of the Obama administration's efforts to develop a diplomatic relationship
Washington (CNN)House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended the Iran nuclear deal even as tensions between Washington and Tehran flared over the detention of 10 American sailors, arguing that "this is proof that building a diplomatic relationship with Iran, at least in terms of the nuclear treaty, has served us well."