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Iranian Warships Enter Suez Canal As Hague Warns Of ‘Cold War’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 19, 2012

Iranian warships have entered the Suez canal, via the Mediterranean sea, for the second time since the revolution of 1979.

The Shahid Qandi, a destroyer, and its supply vessel Kharg passed through the Suez canal this morning, although it is not clear what their destination will be. However it is likely to cause tension with Israel, who described a similar expedition by Iran a year ago as “provocation.”

However, Iranian Navy chief Admiral Habibollah Sayari told news agency Irna that the mission was a “show of might” and a “message of peace.”

The ships reportedly docked at Jeddah in Saudi Arabia earlier. The vessels may be on their way to Syria, according to a Suez canal authority source, reports Reuters. Read the rest of this entry »

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