Iran deploys two warships to Mediterranean via the Suez Canal, Israel calls move 'provocation'

RIA Novosti

TEL AVIV, February 16

(RIA Novosti) – Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday called the fact of two Iranian warships heading to the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal a “provocation.”

In a speech before the leaders U.S. Jewish organizations in Jerusalem, Lieberman said that the two Iranian warships would pass through the Suez Canal overnight and then head to Syria, a country with which Israel is formally at war.

Lieberman referred that the deployment of the warships was “a provocation that proves Iran’s nerve and self-esteem is growing from day to day.”

According to, Iran announced it has planned that the warships would be deployed near Israel and dock at a Syrian port for one year.

Iranian news agencies in January announced the beginning of the country’s year-long drills that would deploy warships from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal.


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