Confrontation avoided? Iranian ships and U.S. aircraft carrier both turn away from Yemen - The Washington Post
Thoughts are?Tensions off the coast of Yemen between the United States and Iran appear to be dissipating, with a fleet of Iranian ships possibly carrying weapons for Yemeni rebels and a U.S. aircraft carrier both turning away from the region, Pentagon officials said Friday.
The Iranian ships have turned northeast in the Arabian Sea, away from Yemen, said Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman. The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and its escort ship, the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy, also are heading back to the Persian Gulf, leaving seven other U.S. combat ships in the waters off the coast of Yemen, a Navy official told The Washington Post.