Iranian warships dock in Sudan in show of support
31-Oct-2012 (one comment)

(CNN) -- Two Iranian warships have docked in Sudan carrying "a message of support and friendship," Sudanese state media said.

The ships arrived in Port Sudan on Sunday and will stay until Wednesday, according to SUNA, the official Sudanese news agency.

The presence "clearly shows the solid support of political and diplomatic relationships between the Sudanese and Iranian navies," the agency quoted Sudanese army spokesman Savarmi Khaled Saad as saying Monday.

The warships arrived less than a week after a weapons factory in Khartoum was bombed, killing two people, in what Sudanese officials said was an airstrike by Israel.

Darius Kadivar

IRI's African Saga Continues

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  • Two Iranian warships are at Port Sudan, Sudanese state media report
  • Their visit is a show of support and friendship, Iran and Sudan say
  • An airstrike destroyed an arms factory in Sudan last week; Iran and Sudan blame Israel
  • Sudan denies that the factory was producing arms for Iran or its allies