Pentagon tracking Iranian convoy off coast of Yemen

April 21, 2015 4:44 PM

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military, backed by the firepower of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, continued Tuesday to shadow a convoy of Iranian cargo ships in waters off the coast of war-torn Yemen.

The key concern: the ships could hold weapons intended for the Iranian-supported Houthi rebels, violating United Nations resolutions.

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