Iranian navy ships dock in Sudan

African country had accused Israel of attacking munitions factory


Iran's 22nd naval fleet docked in Sudan on Monday, according to a report by Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency, days after the African nation blamed Israel for attacking a weapons factory in the capital of Khartoum.

According to the report, the fleet consists of a warship and a destroyer, and "is aimed at conveying the message of peace and friendship to the neighboring countries" as well as preventing piracy in shipping lanes.

The fleet is docked in Port Sudan, the country's main port city, located on the Red Sea.