Two Iranian warships have passed the Suez Canal en route to Syria with Israel’s foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman hinting the Jewish State may respond.
Lieberman said in a speech: “Israel cannot forever ignore these provocations.”
Israel has long accused Iran and Syria of providing weapons to Islamist groups seeking its elimination. Iran’s state news agency said the two ships had been dispatched on a year-long training mission in the Mediterranean Sea.
It was not immediately clear why the ships were planning to train in the Mediterranean.
The Suez Canal Authority said no Iranian request to send its ships through the canal had yet been made.
In a statement, it said “ships from any country can cross as long as the country is not in a state war with Egypt.”