Israeli Warships Send Message to Iran
Byline: Ed Harris
TWO Israeli warships have sailed through the Suez Canal in a move that appeared to be a new signal to Iran that Israel could swiftly extend its reach to its nuclear neighbour.
Use of the Egyptian-controlled strategic waterway, which links the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, means that the Israeli navy could reach waters off Iran within days, instead of taking a much longer route around Africa.
Observers say that although Israeli vessels regularly use the canal, the recent moves have, unusually, been publicised by Israel. Shlomo Brom, of the Israeli Institute for National Security Studies, said: "I believe the news was likely leaked on …
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Publication information: Article title: Israeli Warships Send Message to Iran. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: July 16, 2009. Page number: 22. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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