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Iran warships enter Mediterranean sea

02-19-2012 11:06 BJT

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Two Iranian warships have sailed through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean sea. The move is likely to be closely monitored by Israel.

A source at the Suez Canal Authorities says the two Iranian ships a destroyer and a supply ship crossed through the canal with the permission of the Egyptian armed forces.

The two ships now could be on their way to the Syrian coast. A year ago Iran and Syria agreed to cooperate on naval training and Syria is the only country with a naval agreement with Tehran.

As well, both countries are staunch enemies of Israel. And, last year two Iranian warships made a similar journey a move Israel called a "political provocation." The Suez Canal cuts through Egypt and allows shipping to pass from the Middle East to Europe and vice-versa. But until last year Iranian warships were not permitted to use the strategic waterway.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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