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US-Israel Memo of Understanding: Iranian ship intercepted

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Not exactly credible news sources everyone using Debka or Fox as sources so far.

This is the agreement Egyptian and Turkish foreign ministers have said they will not abide by.

If it is true isn’t this technically an act of war?

See:

How Israel is pushing Egypt and Turkey away. And who else?

Two US warships escort Iranian ship carrying arms for Hamas out through Suez Canal

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report

January 23, 2009, 6:06 PM (GMT+02:00)

US Coast Guard boarding team

US Coast Guard boarding team

DEBKAfile‘s military sources report that a US Navy Coast Guard team this week boarded an Iranian arms ship in the Red Sea and found weapons in its hold.

This was the first time an America warship had ever intercepted an Iranian vessel in international water. The incident activated the new US-Israel Memo of Understanding on actions to halt the flow of Iranian arms to Hamas as part of the Gaza ceasefire. The ship will be escorted by US warships through the Suez Canal heading north Saturday night, Jan. 23, after being prevented from unloading on the Sinai coast. –more–

From Google:

FOXNews.com – Officials: U.S. Intercepts Iranian Arms-Smuggling

22 Jan 2009 Officials: US Intercepts Iranian Arms-Smuggling Ship, Last week the Israeli Navy intercepted an Iranian ship loaded with medicine,
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,481483,00.html – 48k

16 hours ago

U.S. Navy stopped Iran ship carrying weapons and headed to Gaza

TEL AVIV — U.S. defense sources said the U.S. Navy tracked and intercepted an Iranian ship in the Red Sea that was headed for the Gaza Strip.
http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/WTARC/2009/me_iran0069_01_23.asp

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Written by morris

January 24, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Posted in Gaza, iran

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