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US calls off protection mission for US-flagged vessels in Gulf

Maersk TigrisThe US Navy has halted a mission to accompany American-flagged vessels passing through the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon said Wednesday, in a sign of reduced tensions in the strategic waterway. The protection mission had been ordered last week after a Marshall Islands-flagged ship was seized by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard forces and a US-flagged vessel was harassed. The mission came to an end on Tuesday but US warships will remain in the area to conduct “routine maritime security operations,” spokesman Colonel Steven Warren told reporters. American warships began shadowing US-flagged vessels in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, even as US and Iranian diplomats engaged in pivotal negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program.

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