Iran Tried to Persuade Sudan to Allow Naval Base on Its Red Sea Coast

March 3, 2024

Author: 

Nicholas Bariyo and Benoit Faucon

Publication: 

Wall Street Journal

Related Country: 

  • Sudan

According to a senior Sudanese intelligence official, Iran has supplied explosive drones to the Sudanese military and sought to acquire a permanent naval base on Sudan’s Red Sea coast in exchange for a helicopter-carrying warship. Iran reportedly intended to station warships at the base and to use it for intelligence collection, including monitoring maritime traffic to and from the Suez Canal and Israel. Sudan declined the proposal.