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Supreme National Security Council authorizes Russian jetfighters to use Iran airspace

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 17, IRNA -- The Supreme National Security Council authorized the Russian jetfighters to use Iranian Nojeh air base, western Iran, Senior member of parliament Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Wednesday.

Boroujerdi, the head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, told reporters that what is taking place in Nojeh air base of Hamedan is based on a four-nation cooperation agreement between Iran, Russia, Syria and Iraq.

Boroujerdi noted that this cooperation between Iran and Russia is aimed at bolstering the campaign against terrorism.

He said that Tehran-Moscow anti-terrorism cooperation is not contrary to Iran's Constitution as the air base in Hamedan has not turned into a Russian base and no Russian jetfighter has been deployed there.

The only thing that is taking place in Nojeh base is that the Russian jetfighters use the Iranian base for fueling in the context of bilateral and multilateral cooperation, Boroujerdi said.

Boroujerdi also rejected the reports carried by Israeli news outlets claiming that Russian S-400 missile defense system has been installed in Nojeh base.


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