Iran’s navy commander announced that Iran, along with Saudi Arabia and three other Gulf states, plans to form a naval alliance that will include India and Pakistan. The alliance aims to promote regional security and cooperation, and Iran has been working on improving its strained ties with Gulf Arab states.
- Naval alliance: Iran, Saudi Arabia, and three other Gulf states are set to form a naval alliance, which will also include India and Pakistan. The alliance aims to enhance security in the region through cooperation.
- Mending ties: Iran has been making efforts to improve its strained relations with Gulf Arab states. In March, Saudi Arabia and Iran ended seven years of hostility, emphasizing the importance of regional stability and economic cooperation.
- Diplomatic implications: Saudi Arabia’s reconciliation with Iran has frustrated Israel’s attempts to isolate Iran diplomatically. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), which previously signed a normalization agreement with Israel, has also resumed formal relations with Iran. Bahrain and Morocco followed the UAE in establishing ties with Israel.