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Egypt’s First Foreign Affairs Crises Post Mubarak: Iran, Suez, Syria And Navy Ships?
Written by  // Thursday, 17 February 2011 16:04 //

What does Iran have in mind as it has reportedly requested two navy ships to pass through the Suez Canal?  Is this the first possible foreign policy crises for the new Egyption government since the fall of Hosni Mubarak?

According to Marketwatch, the Egyptian government has received a request from Iran to allow two of its navy ships to pass through the Suez Canal, according to media reports Thursday.

"We received a request this afternoon for two Iranian warships to pass through the Suez Canal. We have not yet approved it," Hossam Zaki, a Foreign Ministry spokesman told the Wall Street Journal. The decision to permit passage to the ships will be made by the military which currently runs the country in the wake of President Hosni Mubarak's resignation last week, the reports said.

 Israel has condemned Iran's plan to deploy warships to Syria as a "serious provocation."

Should Egypt allow Iran’s ships to pass through the Suez enroute to Syria?

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