Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Israel Warns It Might Act on Iranian Warships Passing Through Suez Canal

Published February 16, 2011
FoxNews.com

Israel is monitoring two Iranian warships about to pass through the Suez Canal for Syria and warn they might act.

The Israeli Navy will be tracking the two warships as they cross the Suez Canal for the Mediterranean Sea, according to defense officials.

Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in a statement that it had alerted "friendly nations" about the warships, Reuters reports.

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says that "Israel cannot ignore these provocations," according to ynetnews.com.

"Unfortunately, the international community is not ready to deal with Iran's repeated provocations," Lieberman said, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Lieberman added that the warships were "a provocation that proves Iran's nerve and self-esteem is growing from day to day."

The Egyptian body that runs the Suez Canal denied the claim.

Ahmed el-Manakhli, head of the canal operations room, said warships must get permission 48 hours before crossing, and "so far, we have not been notified."

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in an e-mailed statement that "Israel is closely following the movements of the Iranian ships and has updated friendly states on the issue. Israel will continue to follow the ships movements."

Meanwhile, Iran has announced plans to deploy warships near Israel and dock at a Syrian port for a year, IsraelNationalNews.com reports.

A senior Israeli official tells the site that "Israel will know how to deal with it."

Intelligence officials believe that the Iranian warships might be involved in supplying radical Islamic groups in Yemen with weapons, according to UPI.com.

In Washington, the Pentagon declined to comment.

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Is Iran taking advantage of the situation in Egypt? This is very dangerous folks! It would be the first time Iranian warships have used the Suez Canal since 1979.

The situation could go hot at any moment! Israel won't do any posturing or saber rattling...they would strike hard and fast. They have already given all the warning they will ever give. Stay tuned!

Don

4 comments:

Husker Daisy said...

What an exciting time we live in!! Can you hear the beat of the horses as they come near??

Mid Stutsman said...

Kind of awesome to think of, isn't it!!??!! Praying for mercy on those who need to turn their hearts over to the Lord...God is faithful and He is Just!!
Come soon, Lord Jesus!!

Don said...

Listen carefully!

One can almost hear the footsteps of the Messiah!

Don

Mid Stutsman said...

These are all warning signs...praying that eyes will be opened to see and hearts and minds to understand. Now is the time to prepare. Don't stick your heads in the sand...

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