Nato monitoring Iran warships

2011-02-23 16:30

Brussels - The Nato military alliance said on Wednesday it was monitoring two Iranian warships that have entered the Mediterranean Sea, a presence that has unnerved Israel.

"We follow events in the region and we follow these two Iranian warships with as much interest as we do any other warships in the region," said Nato spokesperson Oana Lungescu.

"We are monitoring events," she told reporters, refusing to elaborate.

The US State Department said earlier that Washington would be "watching carefully to see where these ships go and the implications of that".

The Iranian ships sailed through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean on Tuesday at a time of upheaval in Europe's Arab neighbourhood.

It was the first time Iranian vessels entered the canal since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

En route for Syria, it took them past Israeli territorial waters and Israel put its navy on high alert, saying it would respond immediately to any "provocation".

  • Kelvin - 2011-02-23 16:51

    They will make good target practice for Nato.

  • Jaimo - 2011-02-23 17:29

    This is the 1st time Iranian warships have been allowed through the Suez since the (Jimmy Carter)overthrow of the Sha of Iran! Now WHO has given permission for this occasion, so soon after the overthrow of Mabarak?? . . "OBAMA I presume"!!?? - that champion of the Muslim Brotherhood - - small world! Into the trap ....Armageddon! OUCH!!

      infidel - 2011-02-23 18:55

      Well said Jaimo, I fully agree with you. America will soon wake up to the Obama threat and he will be voted out in the next election.

      Jaimo - 2011-02-23 19:29

      Yes! Voted out of the US, but will move over to Brussels and take his place as a leader in the International Community - That for which he got the Nobel Peace Prize for - The "peace" 'he stil has to do' Does this all sound familier??? As a reader of the Good Book, I say yes!

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