Iranian Warships Dock At Syrian Port After Crossing Suez Canal [View all]
Two Iranian warships docked Saturday at a Syrian port, the Iranian broadcaster Press TV reported.
The vessels - a destroyer and a supply ship - are to provide maritime training to Syria's navy under an agreement between the two countries, according to the report.
The warships reached the Syrian city of Tartous, northwest of the capital Damascus, after crossing the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean Sea.
Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayari told the official news agency IRNA that the latest initiative was to show Iran's naval power and "deliver the message of peace to the nations of the region and the world."