Iran cancels plan to send ship to Gaza
26-Jun-2010 (2 comments)

Iran will not be sending a blockade-busting ship to Gaza in defiance of Israeli warnings, an Iranian lawmaker said Saturday, citing Israeli "restrictions."

Mahmoud Ahmadi Bighash told the semiofficial ISNA news agency that instead of sending a ship, an Iranian delegation of lawmakers would travel to Lebanon and sail on one of the aid ships expected to head to Gaza from there.

The Iranian ship called "Infants of Gaza" had been expected to sail Sunday for Gaza carrying 1,100 tons of relief supplies and 10 pro-Palestinian activists but plans were canceled "due to restrictions imposed by the occupying Zionist regime," Bighash said.

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Sheila K

they were bluffing

by Sheila K on

Iran never confronts Israel directly.


I'm so disappointed

by benross on

It makes me think maybe, only maybe, IRI is inadvertently, and through no fault of its own, has fallen into cheap propaganda game. This would be a first.