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      Archive: 2/22/2011

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        2/22/2011, Adar 18, 5771

      Iranian Ships in Mediterranean

      Egyptian officials said that the two warships from Iran had completed their passage through the Suez Canal, and were now in the Mediterranean. The ships entered the Canal early Tuesday morning, and continued through until they exited in the afternoon. Last week, Israel condemned the Iranian mission, calling it a provocation, but there was no further comment from the government Tuesday.

      Last week, U.S. officials said that they, too, were concerned over the presence of the ships in the Mediterranean, and were considering attempting to examine them.