Russia’s use of Iranian airbase doesn’t violate UN resolutions
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 17
Russia’s use of the Hamadan airfield in western Iran for launching strikes against terrorist targets in Syria is obviously not violating the UN Security Council’s resolutions concerning Iran, Chairman of the Russian Federation Council’s Committee on Foreign Affairs Konstantin Kosachev said Aug. 17, Sputnik reported.
The US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner said in a press briefing on Aug. 16 that Russia’s use of the Hamadan airbase was “unfortunate,” adding that it could be in violation of the UNSC Resolution 22311, which outlaws supplies of military equipment to Iran without UN approval.
Russian Defense Ministry said Aug. 16 that Russian bombers, taking off from Iran’s Hamadan Airbase, hit the positions of the IS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groups in Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Deir ez-Zor and Idlib. Reportedly, the Russian war planes struck five large weapons, ammunition, fuel and lubricants depots and training camps of the militants near Syria’s Serakab, Al-Bab, Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor.
After this statement, Head of Iran’s National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said that Tehran and Moscow are sharing facilities and capacities in the fight against terrorism.
“The Tehran-Moscow cooperation in fighting terrorism in Syria is strategic and we exchange capacities and facilities in this regard,” added Shamkhani.