US warships leave Gulf of Aqaba after Iranian convoy retreats

The USS Roosevelt and warship escorts headed back to the Persian Gulf Friday after Iran’s nine-ship convoy turned around and sailed for home instead of Yemen. The Pentagon spokesman noted a “de-escalation of some of the tensions” shooting up around Yemen earlier this week. The two fleets came close to a collision over the unloading of weapons for the Houthi rebels which the US warships seemed about to prevent. The spokesman said there had been no communications or encounters between the ships.

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