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Originally posted by itguysrule
If it is a clean cut then we know it was deliberate. If the break is ragged and the cable was pulled out of its previous location it could have been a ships anchor or something like that.
January 2008 Iran's Finance Minister Davoud Danesh-Jafari told reporters the bourse will be inaugurated during the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution (February 1-11) at the latest.
According to Reuters, the damage was attributed to a ship's anchor, which dropped on the cable off the Egyptian coast.
Earlier reports said that the damage had been caused by ships that had been diverted off their usual route because of bad weather."The area is also marked on maps as a no-go zone and it is therefore ruled out that the damage to the cables was caused by ships."
A spokesman for Flag Telecom Group, which operates one of the cables, said six ships were diverted from the Alexandria port because of bad weather and one may have severed the cables with an anchor.An official who works in the customer care department of du blamed a fault on an undersea cable located between Alexandria, Egypt, and Palermo, Italy.
"...Any role for the Islamic militants on the border would be sure to anger the international community and Hamas' archrival, the moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, because it would amount to tacit recognition of Hamas rule in Gaza."