JERUSALEM — Two Iranian warships sailed from the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean on Tuesday, the first such trip in at least three decades, eliciting Israeli charges that Tehran is seeking to dominate the Middle East.
The vessels headed toward Syria, but were expected to remain in international waters as they passed the Israeli coast.
The voyage took the frigate Alvand and the supply ship Kharq close to NATO's southern flank and could further destabilize the Middle East, a region already reeling from an unprecedented wave of anti-government rebellions.
Mexico says U.S. lags in anti-drug help
MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Felipe Calderon says the U.S. government isn't doing enough to help Mexico in its fight against drug cartels.
He also isn't happy about U.S. diplomatic cables that he contends wrongly criticized Mexico's anti-drug strategy, saying U.S.-Mexico relations were strained after the documents were made public by WikiLeaks.
"I have found cooperation on this matter with President (George W.) Bush and with President Obama, but obviously institutional cooperation ends up being notoriously insufficient," Calderon told the Mexican newspaper El Universal in an interview published Tuesday.
Calderon said the U.S. government should help by reducing drug use in the United States and by stemming the flow of automatic rifles to Mexican drug gangs.
"How can Americans cooperate? By reducing drug use, which they haven't done," Calderon said. "And, the flow of weapons hasn't slowed, it has increased."