The arriving ships, according to Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency, were part of Iran’s 23rd fleet – the Jamaran destroyer and Bushehr helicopter carrier – and came on the back of comments made by Sudanese Navy Commander ‘Abd Allah Matari, in which he called for the further expansion of Irano-Sudanese military cooperation in the coming years.

The ships were originally scheduled to arrive in the last week of November, but were delayed for unspecified reasons on the Iranian side. (CONTINUED - 763 WORDS)