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“Russia is using Hamadan airbase named after Shahid nujen in Iran’s west,” said the Speaker of Iran’s Parliament, Ali Larijani.
Ali Larijani was answering questions by 20 MPs who opposed giving Hamadan airbase for Russian use. He said that the base is only used by Russian planes for refueling.
Recently, a representative of Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on a press conference that no permission was still given for Russian planes to use the Hamadan base.
Russian military operation in Syria started on September 2015. This March, Russian President, Vladimir Putin have ordered most of Russian troops in Syria to be withdrawn, while part of the troops was ordered to stay. As for now, the number of Russian troops in Syria is unknown.
2016.08.24 / 15:15