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US not seeking war with Yemen, White House says

The United States is not seeking war with Yemen, but is prepared to respond decisively to Houthi assaults in the Red Sea, the White House said on Friday.

"We're not interested in ... a war with Yemen. We're not interested in a conflict of any kind here," White House spokesperson John Kirby told reporters on Air Force One.

"Everything the president has been doing has been trying to prevent any escalation of conflict, including the strikes last night," he said.