The Islamic Republic of Iran has not halted the Russian Air Force from using the Hamedan Military Airport to launch attacks against the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) in eastern Syria, Speaker of Parliament Ali Larjani said on Tuesday.
“Iran is in an alliance with Russian and support their battle against terrorists in Syria,” Larjani added.
Larjani stressed that the purpose of the Russians using the Hamedan Military Airport was for refueling purposes; it was not meant to be a permanent deployment.
Several western news sites claimed the Iranians kicked the Russians out the Hamedan Airbase after they were accused of “showing off.”
Both Larjani and the Iranian Defense Minister, Brigadier General Hussein Deghan, denied these rumors; however, they also stated that no foreign military has the right to permanently use Iranian bases.