Israel monitoring Suez-bound Iran ships, but sees no real threat
20-Feb-2011 (one comment)

IDF source says that as long as the ships, as expected, stay outside Israel's territorial waters and make no aggressive moves, there will be no confrontation.

The Israel Navy is monitoring the two Iranian naval ships that are expected to transit the Suez Canal and enter the Mediterranean Sea late Monday afternoon, but no special preparations are being made amid intelligence assessments that the ships pose no threat to Israel.

After the Alvand and its supply ship, the Kharq, left the Persian Gulf port of Bandar Abbas more than three weeks ago, the frigate, its crew augmented by naval cadets, conducted maneuvers in the Gulf of Aden and in the Red Sea.


Finally, one smart move by Israel

by Bavafa on

As many believe this was a move by IRI to distract and deraill Iranians from their momentum at home, a smart move by Israel to call their bluff.