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Conflicting reports as Egypt denies barring Iran ships

CAIRO — Iran was pushing Egypt on Thursday to allow two of its warships to pass through the Suez Canal, amid conflicting reports from Cairo about the Egyptian response and despite warnings from Israel. Iranian warships have not entered the Mediterranean through the canal since 1979, and Israel says any…

Israel says Iran sending warships to Mediterranean

JERUSALEM — Iran is sending two warships into the eastern Mediterranean, Israel’s foreign minister said Wednesday, labelling the act a “provocation” that the Jewish state cannot ignore for long. “Tonight two Iranian warships are supposed to cross the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean Sea on their way to Syria,” Foreign…