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An Iranian flotilla has arrived in a Syrian port to provide maritime training to the country’s navy, media reports. It’s only the second time Iranian warships have sailed through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean.

The ships have docked in the Syrian port of Tartus some 220 kilometres from the capital. They are due to take part in a joint training exercise with Syrian navy which was organised last year, the Mehr News Agency reports. Syria is the only country in the region which has an agreement on naval cooperation with Iran.

The flotilla belongs to Iran’s 18th fleet and comprises the destroyer Shahid Naqdi and supply ship Khark. Admiral Habibollah Sayari confirmed “for the second time since the Islamic revolution,” its ships passed through the Suez Canal.

Sayari added that the mission was intended to show Tehran’s “might” and take a “message of peace and friendship” to the region.

Meanwhile, Iran’s old foe, Israel, is keeping a close eye on the situation.

“We will closely monitor the movement of the two ships to ensure they do not approach the Israeli coast,” an Israeli official is quoted by AFP.

Iranian ships passed through the canal for the first time exactly a year ago.

On February 17, 2011, Iran sent its warships to the Mediterranean for a similar training mission with Syria as a part of its campaign to gain “hegemony and control” over the Middle East. Israeli officials called that move a “provocation.”

The Suez Canal allows shipping to pass from the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean without going around the southern tip of Africa.

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  • o

    Hey israel,look at whos in your back yard and you cant do nothing about it or you could litterly get wipped off the map …ha…ha …ha

    • Nexus789

      American numpty….if you want to steal and control Iran’s oil and gas why not have the guts to say so rather than hiding behind made stories and lies.

      • JoeW

        Nexus 789, nobody wants to steal Iran’s oil. The EU already announced an embargo, that hurts Iran. Iran also does not have refineries, they will nott get gasoline causing gasoline shortages so they can start riding their donkeys. More than one purpose now for those donkeys. LOL

    • JoeW

      o, looks like you are a professional agitator on every webpage in this website. as I said earlier, go back and finish school, learn the English language and spelling, your communication sucks. You are not American, you are only masquarading (do you understand the word?) as one. If your spelling and English suck the way it is, you only self-ridicule yourself and people laugh at you.

  • JoeW

    By the way, I think o is a radical Muslim living in the US out of the good grace of Uncle Sam who lets these vermin into the country. He is the enemy of the state.

  • o

    joew
    You clearly must be a fore skin collector.also did you red war plan red to see what america once had for your country or are you to busy giving cercumcisums…and by the little fore skin collector ,my family was here in america before it became the unitied states and i don’t need uncle sams permishion to be here ,but you would.
    You seen to be a young christian socalist that don’t know anything about freedom…how could you ,youre canadian living on the sholders of others,just like the fore skin colector you are,…jew baby

    • JoeW

      o, you live in the US but I say you are not an American. In fact you are the enemy of the state and the FBI should investigate you. They should deport your and a hate mongerer and radical Muslim to your backward country where you came from to undermine the US internaly. The US which gave you refuge from your country where you could not speak freely without being beheaded or thrown to jail

      I ask you again about your hate of the Jews. You blame Israel but that is really antisemitism which you can not hide. Where was Israel in the early 19th century when the Barabary Coast Sultanate in North Africa piroted all ships, including American ships, in the Mediterranean. That is why Thomas Jefferson created the US Navy which kicked the pirates’ ass and protected the shipping from the slimebag Muslims from that point on.

      No, I am not young and definitely I am not a socialist but I am a Christian with extensive experience with Islam. And you, o, are an idiot who can not handle the truth. You keep talking about foreskins and whatever. Don’t you see? Your topics have no substance and discuss things which have very little relevance. You are a hate mongerer.

      Lastly, I already suggested to take training to improve your spelling and English. You make yourself ridiculous and people laugh at you while they do not take you seriously. I certainly don’t. You are simply an irrelevant bigot and an idiot who does not know a thing about what is important and what is not.

      • o

        joe w
        If you notice in your frist two sentices you fucked up in your english also so explane scence your are such ageneious
        And like i said you idiot my family settleld in this country inthe early 1700s and i don’t need permishion to be here .and i was right you are a socalist,because that is what your country is dumb ass and you are a misinformed christian ,so how did i do to identify you right from the begening…you are christian and a socalist and aparently you havent read about the 1948 crimes that these bastards did to those innocent people and the war crimes that they will have to anser to when palistine finaly gets there state
        You should realy do self afavor and don’t bring a knife to a gun fight, ,because you will lose every time,and another thing you should visit the (info wars web site) you will be educatied there from some of the smartist people on earth

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