AMMAN, Jordan – The US embassies in Jordan and Israel warned Americans Wednesday of a "possible imminent threat" in the Red Sea port of Aqaba and recommended avoiding the Jordanian resort city for the next 48 hours.
However, Jordan tried to dampen fears of a terrorist threat, saying its own assessment differed.
In Washington, two US officials said the warning was issued after getting credible intelligence from the Israelis about a possible imminent attack.
But the officials said the threat has since passed and that the embassy in Amman will be putting out a revised statement soon. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about intelligence matters.
In Jordan, an Amman-based Western diplomat confirmed that the warning was prompted by Israeli intelligence about a possible rocket attack on Aqaba.