Iranian ship enters Suez Canal
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Iranian ships entering Suez Canal seen as 'provocation'

Two Iranian naval ships have entered the Suez Canal for the first time since Iran's Islamic revolution in 1979.

Officials in Iran have said the vessels are going to Syria for training, a mission Israel described as a "provocation".

Egypt's transitional government granted them permission, as under international agreements access can only be denied in the case of war or safety issues.

  • 22 Feb 2011
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