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Escalations Iranian Ships Set for Gaza Lefteris Pitarakis / AP Photo

Iranian Ships Set for Gaza

Things in Gaza are quickly getting out of hand: The Iranian Red Crescent has announced plans to send two aid ships to Gaza this week after receiving the blessing of the country’s foreign ministry. "One ship will carry donations made by the people and the other will carry relief workers,” said the organization’s director for international affairs. The matter could rise to the level of an international crisis if the Iranian Revolutionary Guards make good on their pledge, announced on Sunday, to protect any ship delivering aid to Gaza. "Iran's Revolutionary Guards naval forces are fully prepared to escort the peace and freedom convoys to Gaza with all their powers and capabilities," said Ali Shirazi, the Ayatollah Khamenei’s representative within the Guards. Shirazi indicated that the Guards are still waiting for the go-ahead from Khamenei.

June 7, 2010 2:05 AM