Russia has requested permission for cruise missiles to fly through Iraqi and Iranian airspace

The Russian DefenSe Ministry has requested the use of Iraq’s and Iran’s airspace to launch cruise missiles, Russian Interfax news agency reports citing a military-diplomatic source.

"The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation sent a request to Iraq and Iran regarding the use of their airspace for cruise missiles last week," the representative from the Russian Ministry of Defense stated.

Previously, The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation announced the start of tactical exercises in the Caspian Sea with the ships Tatarstan and Dagestan as well as the small missile ships Grad Sviyazhsk and Veliky Ustyug, which are equipped with Kalibr long range cruise missiles.

  Russia, Syrian Conflict, Iran, Iraq