Iranian officer looks at Strait of Hormuz 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi)
Two Iranian warships that passed through the Suez Canal earlier this
week docked in Syria on Saturday, Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency
The ships from Iran's 18th fleet - which is comprised of a Khark
supplier and Shahid Naqdi destroyers - had stopped in Jedda, Saudi
Arabia earlier this month, according to Iran's state Press TV.
Earlier Saturday, Iranian Admiral Habibollah Sayari told a crowd of
military leaders and naval personnel that the ships had crossed the
Canal for the "second time since the Islamic revolution," according to
the Iran's official IRNA.
Iran and Syria agreed to cooperate on naval training a year ago, and
Tehran has no naval agreement with any other country in the region.
Two Iranian warships sailed along the strategic waterway on February 17 last year, in a move that Israel called a "provocation."