Iranian warships have entered the Mediterranean Sea for the second
time in two years, this time after having docked at the Saudi port of
The official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) quoted Iranian navy
commander Admiral Habibollah Sayari in reporting Saturday´s movement
of the ships through the Suez Canal on Saturday.
The destroyer Shahid Qandi and the Kharg supply ship were docked in
Jedda two days ago, the AFP news agency reported.
The last time Iranian warships entered the Mediterranean was in
February 2011, when the Kharg supply ship and the Alvand frigate
passed through the canal and headed to the Syrian port of Latakia.