18.02.2011 14.Adar l, 5771
Iran naval vessels submit request to transit Suez
Tehran insists frigate, supply ships are on their way to Syria; Canal official initially said request to pass was withdrawn.
Two Iranian naval vessels have submitted a request to transit the Suez-Canal, Egypt's Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
Ministry spokesman Hossam Zaki said Egyptian authorities received the request to grant the vessels passage, while a Suez Canal official said the Defense Ministry would process the application….