February 16, 2011
Israel watching Syria-bound Iranian warships
Two Iranian warships have left for Syria and plan to sail through the Suez Canal, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said.
Lieberman in a statement released Wednesday called the move a recurring Iranian “provocation.” His statement suggested that Israel would not ignore Iran’s actions.
“The international community must understand that Israel cannot forever ignore these provocations,” he said.
In a conference call Wednesday on new Iran sanctions, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) said Iran’s move was legal but “very provocative.”
Iran may be able to cross the canal now that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been deposed.