Peacekeepers to leave strategic Red Sea island by year's end: White House

A multinational peacekeeping force will leave a strategic Red Sea island by the end of the year, the White House said Friday, potentially boosting opportunities for future contact between Saudi Arabia and Israel.

“International peacekeepers, including US troops, will leave Tiran island in the Red Sea where they’ve been for over 40 years,” US President Joe Biden said in remarks during his visit to Saudi Arabia, while a separate White House fact sheet specified the timeline.