Dubai – Iran, Saudi Arabia, and three other Gulf states intend to establish a naval alliance that will involve India and Pakistan, Commander of the Iran’s navy announced on Saturday.
Iran’s navy commander Shahram Irani said, “The countries of the region have today realized that only cooperation with each other brings security to the area”.
The commander did not provide further details regarding the nature of the alliance, which he stated would be formed in the near future.
In recent times, Iran has been making efforts to improve its tense relations with several Gulf Arab nations.
Seven years of hostility between Saudi Arabia and Iran were brought to an end in March through a deal mediated by China, which emphasized the importance of regional stability and economic cooperation.
According to the Iranian naval commander, the proposed alliance will involve several countries, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, Pakistan, and India.
Israel’s diplomatic efforts to isolate Iran have been hampered by Saudi Arabia’s recent efforts to improve relations with Iran.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), which was the first Gulf Arab country to normalize relations with Israel in 2020, has also resumed formal relations with Iran since last year.
Additionally, Bahrain and Morocco have followed the UAE’s lead in establishing ties with Israel.