20 June 2012

Egypt: Iranian, Chinese, Russian Vessels Allowed Crossing Suez Canal Towards Syria

An official source in the Suez Canal authority said the Canal's administration would allow Iranian, Russian and Chinese vessels to cross the Canal towards Syria to take part in a maneuver off Syrian coasts as of next month.

The source noted that the Canal did not receive requests to allow the vessels to cross; noting that the authority doesn't have the right to prevent any commercial vessels from crossing the international waterway.

The security measures will be tightened while the vessels are crossing the Canal, the source said.

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