Press TV -- A US nuclear submarine has crossed the Suez Canal to join the US fleet already deployed in the Persian Gulf, Egyptian sources say.
Egyptian officials reported that the gigantic nuclear submarine along with a destroyer crossed the canal on Friday.
Egyptian forces were put on high alert when the navy convoy was passing through the canal, informed sources revealed.
Earlier on Thursday, a US Navy rescue ship crossed the canal to enter the Red Sea.
An American destroyer has recently left the Persian Gulf, heading towards the Mediterranean Sea.
The deployment comes as recent reports allege that US Vice President Dick Cheney is seeking to buy the support of Middle East nations for launching an attack on Iran.
US officials, however, deny that Cheney's Mideast tour is linked to a possible military attack on Iran.
According to latest reports, a major part of the US Navy has been deployed in and around the Persian Gulf during recent months.
The fleet includes not only a vast array of weapons, including nuclear weapons, cruise missiles and hundreds of aircraft but also rapid reaction forces.
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