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Iranian Warship Headed to Syria Through Suez Canal, Israel Says

Two Iranian warships in the Red Sea are preparing to transit Egypt’s Suez Canal en route to Syria, Israel’s foreign minister said, calling it another of Iran’s “provocations.”

The Suez Canal Authority’s head of traffic, Ahmed El Manakhly, speaking by telephone, said yesterday that he hadn’t been informed of any Iranian warships planning to pass through the waterway. El Manakhly said military ships passing through the canal must first obtain permission from the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.