Russian fighters ‘solely fuel’ in Nojeh Airbase

TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) – Head of Parliament Supreme National Security and Foreign Policy Commission has said Constitution officially rules out ceding any airbase to a foreign power.

Alaeddin Boroujerdi who was speaking to the press on Wednesday after Parliament’s open session rejected that Russia had been given ‘unlimited authority’ in using Nojeh Airbase, 60km from Hamedan in western province. “Russian fighters only have been fueling in the airbase and the sole criterion for choosing the airbase has been the location of the airbase which crossed Russian plains air routes to Syria,” he emphasized. “Russia and China has been beside Iran in the UN and used their veto right in thwarting off some of damaging resolutions targeting Iran.”

Boroujerdi however denied that any other airbase in the country had been ceded to Russia for military uses. He made the remark in response to a question whether other airbases would be given to Russia in the future. Earlier last week, Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan had not ruled out possible ceding other airbases to Russia ‘if the situation demanded.’

Boroujerdi reiterated that the agreement had SNSC directive on its side and thus would be not much subject to the criticism by the media and politicians alike, believing that the movement was in line with Iran’s national interests and which provided support to the Resistance in the region, to which Syrian government was an indispensable member. “Our principled policy is to support Resistance front and thus we had established a quadrilateral ‘headquarter’ in Baghdad and Damascus without which today we would see a different situation on the ground in both crises,” he told the press.

“With so many terrorists fighting in Syria against President Assad from 80 countries, Iran’s conduct in Syria along Russia has contributed positively to crisis in Syria and Resistance front,” he concluded.


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