Iranian Foreign Ministry: Russia stops using Hamadan airbase

Iranian Foreign Ministry: Russia stops using Hamadan airbase

Russia has stopped the use of Iran's Hamadan airbase, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Monday.

On August 16, Russia used the Iranian base for the first time in its anti-terrorism campaign in Syria. Russian Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Su-34 strike aircraft carried out airstrikes against the jihadist groups Islamic State and the Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham, formerly known as the Nusra Front, in Syria.

On Saturday, Dehqan said that Russia can fly jets from Iran's Hamadan airbase to strike jihadist targets in Syria for as long as needed but Tehran has no plans to give Russian forces access to other Iranian air bases for Moscow's counter-terrorism operation in Syria, Sputnik reports.

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