An Iranian naval task force has docked in Sudan, carrying with it a “message of peace and security to neighbouring countries”, Iranian state media report.
The vessels, which include a corvette and freighter, set sail from Iran last month, the Irna news agency said.
Their arrival comes six days after explosions destroyed an arms factory in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.
Sudan has complained to the UN that Israel bombed the factory, which is believed to have been operated by Iran.
Israel has neither confirmed nor denied responsibility for the incident.