Feb 18, 2011 1:58 PM | By ReuterThe idea that the repressive, nuclear-obsessed, anti-democratic, messianic Ayatollah-run regime in Iran is going to have its naval vessels in the Mediterranean and deployed just off the coast of Israel is a nightmare to anyone who comprehends what the terrorists and/or jihadists have on their minds constantly.
Egypt said on Friday it had received a request for Iranian naval vessels to pass through the Suez Canal, a move Israel’s right-wing foreign minister has described as "provocative".
“We sent it to the relevant authorities,” the Foreign Ministry spokesman told Reuters, adding the request had been passed to the Defence Ministry and the Suez Canal Authority.
He did not say when any decision on such a crossing would be made. To pass through the strategic waterway, naval vessels need the approval of the foreign and defence ministries. Iran has said the two ships, a frigate and supply ship, planned to cross.
By way of reminder, here is the transcript of a speech made by Iran's then-and-current president Ahmedinijad six years ago - one of several in which he spoke of "the annihilation of the Zionist regime". The conference was an official project of the government of Iran. Its title: “The World Without Zionism”.