Iran will allow Russia to use Hamedan airbase indefinitely

Iran will all allow Russia to use the Hamedan airbase as long as Moscow sees fit, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said on Saturday, August 20, Tasnim news agency reported. He added that Tehran does not plan to provide Russia access to other military bases.

Dehghan also said that Iran has received the bulk of the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, and the deliveries are expected to be completed within a month. The Minister noted that Moscow has offered to sell Iran S-400 and "some other systems", but Tehran has no such plans.

Last week, Russian long-range bombers began taking off from the Hamedan airbase in Iran to carry out airstrikes in Syria. The Russian Air Force still has a strong presence at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria.

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