The Secretary of the Supreme national security Council of Iran Ali Shamkhani told Fars News Agency that Iran has allowed Russia to use its airspace for operations in Syria.
“They [Russia. —] I continued to use Iranian airspace, as we have with Russia comprehensive strategic cooperation,” he said. While Shamkhani added that “in recent cases, the” Russian fighters “used only Iranian airspace, but operations, refuelling was not.”
According to Fars news Agency, Shamkhani made the remarks in connection with publications in “Western media” that six Russian bombers Tu-22M was used and the airspace, and the air base to Iran to conduct operations in Syria.