Speaker of Iranian Parliament claims Tehran has not provided Russia with a military base
The speaker of the Iranian Parliament, Ali Larijani, denied the claim that Iran provided a military base to Russia in the Islamic Republic. “Not a single Iranian military base was provided to Russian servicemen,” Larijani stated. The speaker of the Iranian Parliament also noted that Tehran cooperates with Moscow on regional issues, including the conflict in Syria.
Earlier, it was reported that Tupolev Tu-22M strategic bombers from the Russian Air Force arrived at the Hamadan base in Iran to carry out airstrikes on militant positions in Syria. Having completed the operation, Russian combat aircrafts returned to the base in Iran. After that, the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, stated that the state shares resources with Russia for the fight against terrorism.
Spokesman for the US State Department Mark Toner stated that the use of an Iranian military base by Russia is a possible violation of the United Nations Security Council resolution. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called the attempts to accuse the country of violating the resolution absolutely groundless.