Mon, February 20, 2012
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Iranian navy ships dock at Syrian port: Iranian media

2012-02-20 12:08:56 GMT2012-02-20 20:08:56(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

TEHRAN - Two Iranian naval ships have docked at the Syrian port of Tartous, Iran's state-run Press TV reported on Monday, in a development likely to raise concern in the West.

The ships docked on Saturday and were said to be providing training for Syrian naval forces under an agreement signed a year ago by the two allies, the English language station said without giving a source.

Iranian defense minister Ahmad Vahidi was quoted by the semi-official Fars news agency as saying: "Our ships passed through the Suez canal and it is Iran's right to have a presence in international waters."

(Agencies)

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