Tehran says Russian warplanes continue to fly through Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan Feb. 11
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
A high-ranking Iranian security official has said that the Islamic Republic has strategic cooperation with Russia.
Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani has said the country will continue its cooperation with Russia regarding Syria, Fars news agency reported.
He added that Tehran issues the required permissions for Russian warplanes to fly over Iran’s airspace.
Earlier in August 2016, long-range Russian Tupolev-22M3 bombers and Sukhoi-34 fighter bombers used the Islamic Republic’s Nojeh airbase, near the city of Hamadan, in northwest Iran to launch air strikes against armed groups in Syria.
The development sparked controversy in Iran as the opponents suggested that the decision to allow foreign forces to use the country’s military base was against the constitution.