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Iranian FM: Russia Stops Using Iran’s Air Base

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Iranian FM: Russia Stops Using Iran's Air Base

A spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on August 22, Russia has stopped the use of the Irainian Hamadan Air Base.

“Russia has no base in Iran and is not stationed here. They did this (operation) and it is finished for now,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.

There are no official comments from the Russian Defense Ministry on the topic.

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan stated on August 22 that Tehran will not transfer control of Hamadan Air Base to Russia for air strikes on terrorist targets on Syria.

“We have not given any military base to the Russians and they are not here to stay,” Dehghan was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency.

Last week, long-range Russian Tupolev-22M3 bombers and Sukhoi-34 fighter bombers used the Iraniain Hamadan Air Bause to launch air strikes on terrorist targets in Syria, in a move which underscored Moscow’s increasingly close ties with Tehran.

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