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Iranian naval ships enter Mediterranean via Suez

Posted By admin On February 17, 2012 @ 3:59 pm In Featured Stories,Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

Yusri Mohamed & Marwa Awa
Reuters [1]
Friday, February 17, 2012

(Reuters) – Two Iranian naval ships have sailed through Egypt’s Suez Canal into the Mediterranean, in a move likely to be keenly watched by Israel.

“Two Iranian ships crossed through the Suez Canal (on Thursday) following permission from the Egyptian armed forces,” a source in the canal authority said Friday.

The destroyer and a supply ship could be on their way to the Syrian coast, the source added. Iran and Syria agreed to cooperate on naval training a year ago, and Tehran has no naval agreement with any other country in the region.

Two Iranian warships sailed along the strategic waterway on February 17 last year, in a move that Israel called a “provocation.”

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