Strategic implications of Iran’s naval presence in the Mediterranean Sea
by Abolghasem Bayyenat
March 4, 2011
The recent passage of two Iranian naval ships through the Suez Canal for the first time since the Iranian revolution of 1979 has drawn large media attention in the West and Israel.
In a reaction to this development, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated “we can see what an unstable region we live in, a region in which Iran tries to exploit the situation that has been created in order to expand its influence by passing warships through the Suez Canal”.