Iranian Warships Sailed Into the Mediterranean (Second Coming Watch Update #17)

Iranian warships have sailed into the Mediterranean. According to CNN, Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Saturday that two Iranian warships sailed through Egypt's Suez Canal into the Mediterranean Sea amid heightened tensions in the region.

Hamas is basing surface-to-air missiles in Sinai for attacks on Israel. According to World News Tribune, Islamic insurgents have deployed surface-to-air missiles in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula for attacks on Israel.

Israel seeks tighter sanctions against Iran. According to the AFP, Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak called on the world to tighten sanctions on Iran before the country enters a "zone of immunity" against a physical attack to stop its nuclear programme.

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