London Telegraph 
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Israeli warships have deployed to the Red Sea for what has been described as a rehearsal for a possible attack on Iran.
Israeli and Egyptian officials said two ships had sailed through the Suez Canal into the Red Sea.
Media reports in Israel said the two Saar-class missile ships had been sent as a “message” to the Tehran government, which has repeatedly issued threats against Israel and is developing nuclear technology believed by the West to be intended for atomic weapons programme.
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While Iran denies this, saying its enrichment of uranium is for civlian purposes only, so that it can generate electricity.
Israel has also deployed a submarine using the Suez Canal, but it has since returned to the Mediterranean.
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Defence experts in Israel said this week that the naval activity had been publicised with the intent of sending a message to Iran.
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