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Defense minister: Iran may consider any request by Russia to use extra air bases

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 20, IRNA -- Minister of Defense and Logistics of the Armed Forces Brigadier-General Hossein Dehqan said on Saturday that Iran may consider any request by Russia to use extra air bases, if it deemed necessary, but, there is no such a plan yet.

Dehqan said that the use of an Iranian air base by Russian jetfighters has been approved by the Supreme National Security Council and that it has nothing to do with the parliament.

No Iranian air base has been handed over to Russia, the minister said, adding that the Russian jetfighters use Nojeh air base western Iran for fueling or arming in case of necessity.

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