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-- -- new information crossing our international desk this hour Israel is on alert.
Sending two more warships to -- Red Sea border with Egypt Israel's military getting some -- information that.
Militants may be plotting yet another attack on southern Israel from.
The Egyptian soil now all of this coming as a ran.
Says it's sending naval ships to the Red Sea Iran saying it will patrol the waters and fight off pirate attacks that's what they -- Fox News contributor former United Nations -- -- John Bolton joins me now.
Ambassador thanks very much.
Just took talk first about Israel Egypt is this an escalation that could evolve into something really volatile and dangerous.
Well I think it reflects a deteriorating.
Security situation for Israel.
Particularly focusing on Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula their party banned terrorist attacks -- Israel.
Recently from the Sinai.
And it's due to a loss of control by the Egyptian government over that territory particularly because.
That new post Mubarak Egyptian government opened up the Gaza Strip took away -- Blockade -- Mubarak had on the Egyptian border of Gaza so people terrorists can come into Gaza and exit right away in Egypt.
But it also reflects I think Israel's concern is Egypt moves military forces.
In the Sinai admittedly with Israeli acquiescence in the short term.
That the overall land for peace bargain of the 1979 Camp David accords is beginning to deteriorate.
Iran says its sending its fifteenth fleet into the region what are -- -- -- they're fishing in troubled waters they've sent naval units before and again this is a real departure for the government of Egypt post -- Barrick.
They've let Iran -- ships transit warships transit to Suez Canal.
For the first time -- cents.
Islamic revolution in Iran so Iran showing the flag showing that it can project power into the region another.
Reason for Israel to be concerned well look the Israeli ships also have to make their way through the Suez Canal to reach the Red Sea and their military port there.
Is there any sign it Egypt made denied an access up.
No and theoretically under the international conventions.
That govern the Suez can now -- have since it was built in the nineteenth century.
Warships of any nation should be allowed through its just that Egypt didn't strictly follow it with respect to Iran.
But I think it heightens the potential risk of Iran -- involvement.
Not just in the Red -- -- up into the Mediterranean around Lebanon and Syria.
No wonder is -- is now this hour on alert ambassador John Bolton thank you -- Thank you.
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