Iranian Defence Minister: Russia can use Iranian air base for #Syria attacks

ehran (dpa) – Russia aeroplanes carrying out strikes in Syria can use an Iranian facility as a base to launch the attacks, the Iranian government said on Saturday.

“If necessary, the Russians can carry on using our base for military operations (against the Islamic State),” Defence Minister Hussein Dehghan said, according to Tasnim news agency.

Iran has been a staunch ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and said it was prepared to support his government “along with friends like Russia,” Dehghan said.

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