Feb 18, 2011

Iran: Warships To Suez Canal

After the Iranian plans had been cancelled to send ships to send two warships to the Suez canal, they came back to their conclusion.

And Egyptian defence ministry spokesman Hossam Zaki told the Associated Press that the request was being considered.
 The naval requests are decided by the defence ministry, and the ministry rarely turns down a request.

It is thought that the ships are heading to Syria, the main ally of Tehran in the region - and a major foe of Israel.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned that his country could not "for ever ignore these provocations".
 The two Iranian ships are the corvette Alvand and supply ship Kharg, both pictured in this blog post. The Alvand is the flagship of the Iranian Navy.

Cairo signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979, and has since had frosty ties with Tehran.

Full article: BBC

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