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Sea Battle Fear As Iran Sends Flotilla to Gaza

Sea Battle Fear As Iran Sends Flotilla to Gaza 13 Jun 2010 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has vowed to breach Israel's blockade of Gaza, as two aid ships and a military escort prepare to set sail. In a provocative  move the ­Iranian Red Crescent was this weekend due to send two vessels packed with food and medical aid and 70 relief workers. A third ship, carrying an operating theatre, could follow. President Ahmadinejad raised the spectre of a sea battle as he warned the ships would be carrying an escort of "volunteer marines" ready to "teach Israelis a lesson". [The 'provocative move' was the establishment of the blockade of Gaza by Israel.]