Iranian Warships Enter Mediterranean Sea

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 naval-shipsIranian ships moved through the Suez Canal and into the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, the IRNA news agency reported, citing the country’s navy commander, Admiral Habibollah Sayari.

Sayari said the passage through the Suez Canal was only the second made by Iranian ships since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

It follows the passage of the Iranian frigate Alvand and the supply ship Kharg on Feb. 22 last year. The ships successfully moved through the canal and then docked two days later at the Syrian port of Latakia.

Israel called last year’s passage a “political provocation” and put its own navy on alert in response.

It was not known how many ships passed through the canal Saturday. However, Sayari said the ships were docked in the Saudi port city of Jeddah ahead of their passage through the canal, AFP reported.

Two Iranian ships — the destroyer Shahid Qandi and the Kharg — were docked in Jeddah two days ago.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Can any ship just pass on thru the canal? What reason did the Iranians give for bringing these war ships into the Metteranian sea?

  2. Q. Can any ship just pass on thru the canal?

    A. Yes. This is guaranteed under the terms of Article One of the Convention of Constantinople 1888. The Convention grants the right of free access and use of the canal at equal conditions to all ships, commercial ships and ships of war, in times of peace or of war, even to ships of belligerent parties.

    Q. What reason did the Iranians give for bringing these war ships into the Metteranian sea?

    A. None. See above.

  3. #2 which college did YOU go to?!?

    Yale, and subsequently to King’s College, Cambridge. My PhD thesis was on “The Geo-Political Influence on International Transport”.

    Why did you ask, chizuk?

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