February 16, 2011
Two Iranian warships are expected to pass through the Suez Canal Wednesday night on their way to Syria, a move that Israel considers a “provocation,” Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said.
The passage is “something which has not happened in many years,” Liberman said.
“This is a provocation that proves that the self-confidence and insolence of the Iranians is growing from day to day,” he said. “This happens after the Iranian president’s visit to south Lebanon and his aggressive declarations there towards Israel.”