Saudi Arabia starts naval exercises “Gulf Shield 1”

RIYADH” Saudi Arabia has begins military naval exercises “Gulf Shield 1” in the waters of Arabian Gulf waters including the strategic Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman.
Warships, navy aircraft, marines and special units are taking part in the drills.
Saudi Arabia is concerned about Iran’s growing military influence in the region. It is leading a coalition of Muslim countries, backed by the United States, Britain and France, in a war in neighboring Yemen in its bid to reinstall the government ousted by Iran-backed militia.