French officials said that their country has deployed a radar system on the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, to reinforce its defenses after missile attacks targeting oil installations there last September.
France accused Iran of carrying out the attack, which used drones and missiles, and disrupted the work of the largest oil processing facility in the world, and pledged to provide a hand to prevent its recurrence.
"In the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf, where tensions are rising, we have deployed in record time the power of the Jaguar mission, which will contribute to reassuring the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," President Emmanuel Macron said in a speech to the French army - late on Thursday.
He added that the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle will support the "Shamil" operations in the Middle East from January to April, before deploying them in the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea.
On Thursday, the French President announced the dispatch of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to the Middle East, in light of the increasing tension between Iran and the United States, and Paris' concerns about losing the battle against the Islamic State.
This initiative was not announced before, while French officials said that a radar system had been deployed on the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, which overlooks the Gulf, in the framework of the French Jaguar Task Force in the Gulf, and they did not disclose any further details.